NS 3600

NS 3600

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course introduces the principles and methods used in epidemiologic research. NS 3600 will use a combination of didactic lectures, classroom discussions, applied projects, and in-depth case studies to explore epidemiologic research, including disease occurrence, measures of association, causal inference in quantitative research, and applications of epidemiologic methods to global and public health research. Epidemiologic principles in the design, conduct, and interpretation of findings from observational and experimental studies will be explored in detail, including strengths and limitations of study designs. The final project of the course will require integration of methodological concepts with applications to develop a scientific question and design an epidemiologic research study to address a threat to public and global health.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: STSCI 2150. 

Outcomes
  • To understand the basic principles and methods used in epidemiology research.
  • To evaluate the scientific literature, with emphasis on epidemiologic studies, including interpretation of findings and critical examination of strengths and limitations of different study designs.
  • To apply methodological concepts to develop a scientific question and design an epidemiologic research study to address a threat to public and global health.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14145NS 3600  LEC 001

  • Required prerequisite: STSCI 2150. Global Public Health Sciences majors may open enroll, all others please contact Terry Mingle (tpm2) to be placed on the wait list.