Course Code HLTH 606B
Course Title Principles of Epidemiology for Public Health
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course introduces the principles, methods, and uses of epidemiology in the practice of public health. After completion of this course, students will be able to critically read and interpret epidemiologic research and clearly communicate epidemiologic findings. They will be familiar with health status measurement, data sources, screening, surveillance, outbreak investigation, and methods to support program planning and evaluation. Students will have a sound understanding of basic epidemiologic concepts, including prevalence, incidence, study designs, measures of association, bias, confounding and causal inference.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Winter 2021 course outline (note 2)
    SPHHS students only.
  • Prerequisite: PHS 605 or HLTH 605A or HLTH 605B.
  • Antirequisite: HSG 606 or HLTH 606A
  • Software: Microsoft PowerPoint
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) This course fulfills one of the MPH core requirements.
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