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(HHS 285) Introduction to Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution of diseases and pathophysiological conditions of humans and of factors which influence their occurrence. This course will also require an understanding of statistical principles.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Health and Human Science (BS)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic principles of epidemiology.
  2. Conduct epidemiological analyses based on numerator and denominator data extracted from secondary sources.
  3. Determine outbreak occurrence based on incidence, prevalence, and attack rates.
  4. Select appropriate study designs for various epidemiological investigations.
  5. Quantify risk reduction using risk ratio calculations.
  6. Analyze epidemiological data and case reports.
  7. Use technology systems that are common sources of epidemiological information.