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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


PH 139 Epidemiology/Biostatistics: Part 1 with Lab

The epidemiology component of this course introduces the basic principles of epidemiology, including formulation of the research question, choice of study subjects, measures of disease frequency, assessment of exposure and disease status, study design (cross-sectional studies, prospective and retrospective cohort studies, case-control studies, and clinical trials), measures of association between exposure and disease (risk ratio and risk difference measures) and causal inference. Taught as lectures and assigned exercises, this course stresses the practical applications of epidemiological techniques.

               The biostatistical topics in this course include vital rates and ratios, probability concepts, discrete and continuous probability distributions, populations and samples, and introduction to the use of computers for statistical analysis.

4 credits; (HP, P, LP, NC)

*Core Requirement for MPH and MS

Prerequisites: None

Instructor

David Goodman and Aurora Drew

Offered

Summer - Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm; Plus choice of Lab on either Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm