An epidemiological perspective on health. General approaches for describing patterns of disease in groups of people, and elucidating various processes involved in creating differing levels of health in human groups. Lecture and lab examples of a wide range of contemporary health problems.
A methodologic core course. Details of concepts and quantitative techniques used in modern epidemiology.
Provides students with the necessary analytic techniques, technical resources, and writing expertise to design and write their own thesis proposal and final thesis manuscript in the field of epidemiology. Also applies to students preparing to publish in journals and write grant proposals. Based on structure of a research proposal, beginning with sessions on conducting a literature review, progressing through methods and results, to the discussion. Students prepare a written proposal and a class presentation, and critique another student's presentation. Prerequisite: BIOST&EP 630.
Background in the principles of oncology and a review of epidemiological strategies used in cancer research. The major cancer risk factors and the key strategies of prevention.
Students will develop fundamental skills in epidemiologic data analysis and interpretation. A major emphasis will be to gain practical experience in analyzing epidemiologic data using statistical software.