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  • PBHL–P 517 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 cr.) This course will introduce students to basic epidemiologic concepts including determinants of health and patterns of disease in populations, population health descriptive techniques, use of health indicators and secondary data sources.  Students will gain an understanding of the role of epidemiology in developing prevention strategies and policy.  Among the topics to be covered are measures of mortality and morbidity, design and analysis of observational studies, community health assessment and program evaluation.
  • PBHL–P 551 Biostatistics for Public Health I (3 cr.) This course introduces the basic principles and methods of data analysis in public health biostatistics.  Emphasis is placed on public health examples as they relate to concepts such as sampling, study design, descriptive statistics, probability, statistical distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square tests, t-tests, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation.  An introduction to SAS statistical software is part of this course.
  • PBHL–P 600 Epidemiologic Research Methods (3 cr.) P: G651. This course provides an in-depth presentation of the major research designs, analytical methods, and practical issues specifically related to conducting research in the field of epidemiology, outcomes research, and health economics.  Descriptive, observational and experimental designs are included.  In addition, issues of ethics, protocol, data quality, instrument design, and analysis are covered.
  • PBHL–P 601 Advanced Epidemiology (3 cr.) P: P600 (or concurrently enrolled). This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of advanced epidemiologic concepts introduced in other courses as well as a fundamental understanding of epidemiologic techniques not covered in other classes.  Topics included will represent cutting edge techniques, philosophical issues and insights to appropriately conduct and interpret the findings of epidemiological studies.
  • PBHL–P 609 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 cr.) P: H517. This course is designed to provide a basic overview of the infectious disease process, including disease agents, transmission routes, immunity and public health significance.  The course introduces principles of infectious disease epidemiology, including outbreak investigation and surveillance, using case studies as examples.  Concepts on globalization of disease, microbial ecology, and disease eradication also are discussed.
  • PBHL–P 610 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 cr.) P: H517 or equivalent. This course examines chronic health conditions from an epidemiological perspective.  Concepts include distribution; determinants; diagnosis; measures of severity; treatment modalities; surveillance measures; survival and prognosis; and quality of care measures.  Research methods, prevention stratigies and screening tests are presented.  Clinical experts present diagnosis and treatment methods.
  • PBHL–P 612 Health Outcomes Research (3 cr.) This web-based course is evidence-based and focused on health outcomes research in contemporary health care. The different types of health outcomes assessment tools and their application in determining patient health status, changes in health status, and the effectiveness of health care interventions will be addressed. The course will focus on generic and specific health related outcomes assessment tools, looking at such issues as disease specific outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • PBHL–P 618 Cancer Epidemiology (3 cr.) This course is an overview of cancer epidemiology, focusing on key concepts, etiologic research, applications to public health practice and major epidemiologic methods.  This course is designed for students who have an interest in epidemiology.
  • PBHL–P 650 Readings in Public Health (1–4 cr.) This course is designed to expose the student to different readings in public health.  The course will allow the student to apply skills learned in the public health core courses by collecting data and applying techniques.  The student will be required to read critically published papers and identify research topics.
  • PBHL–P 652 Biostatistics for Public Health II (3 cr.) P: Biostatistics for Public Health I or one semester of graduate-level biostatistics. This course introduces the advanced principles and methods of data analysis applied to public health practice.  Emphasis is placed on concepts of multiple regression, analysis of variance and covariance, repeated measures analysis, logistic regression, nonparametic statistics, survival analysis, and statistics as they apply to public health practice.
  • PBHL–P 655 Historical Evolution of Epidemiology (1–3 cr.) This course covers the major developments in the history of epidemiology.  The course is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather to provide an opportunity to follow the development of the discipline.

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