BIOL-384 Epidemiology and Public Health
Spring for 2016-2017
Epidemiology is the scientific discipline of public health. It therefore plays a central role in the identification, characterization, and control of risk factors for human diseases. The course will begin with an overview of the history of epidemiology, followed by consideration of chronic and acute disease rates by time, place, and person, and how the major types of epidemiological study designs (cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, and randomized trials) address these public health concerns. The course will provide information on the basic methods of analysis associated with the study design, with an emphasis on critically reading and evaluating the epidemiological literature. Special topics, such as screening studies, cancer epidemiology and prevention, and infectious diseases will also be introduced. This course includes lectures and discussion sessions.

This course is equivalent to BIST-505 and is one possibility for the upper division stats requirement for BGH majors.

Textbook (Spring 2013):
Epidemiology, 4th Edition by Leon Gordis, WB Saunders Co., Philadelphia
ISBN: 141-604-0021
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: BGH majors only

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Spring '17: Loffredo, Christopher;. Dash, Chiranjeev (file download)
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