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Population Perspectives for Epidemiology

Course Number
5400 (Epidemiology)
Course Instructor(s)
Shelly Bolotin, Christopher Tait

Population health encompasses traditional public health and preventive medicine and emphasizes the full range of health determinants affecting the entire population rather than only ill or high-risk individuals. The population health approach integrates the social and biological, the quantitative and qualitative, recognizing the importance of social and cultural factors in practice and research. This course is organized to present the core elements of quantitative methods applied in the measurement of health status and disease burden.

Methods of Assessment

Class presentation 20%
Assignment 1 20%
Assignment 2 30%
Final examination (based on session 6 through 12) 30%