Introduction to Epidemiology
Epidemiologic methods for non-epidemiology majors. Focuses on research designs and methods to describe disease occurrence and risk factor associations; uses quantitative and biomedical information to infer whether causal relationships exist between potential causes and disease in populations.
- To introduce students to basic epidemiologic concepts and methods
- To demonstrate the epidemiologic approach towards addressing problems in health sciences and health care, and the role of epidemiology in disease prevention and health promotion.
- To provide students with opportunities to apply epidemiologic methods to specific clinical problems through exercises and class activities.
- To develop student expertise in the application of epidemiologic knowledge for critical analysis of professional and "mass media" literature regarding public health issues.
- To increase student awareness of the role of epidemiology in identifying and addressing disparities in health and health services relative to racial, cultural and socio-economic population differences.
- Homework Exercises
- Graded Assignments
- Final Examination
- Final Review Assignment
Course web site: http://depts.washington.edu/hsedp/courses/185