May 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

DA 308 - Introduction to Epidemiology


Epidemiology is the foundational science of public health. Epidemiological research helps us understand how diseases occur in certain groups of people and why, in order to identify the determinants of health at the population level. In this course, you will be introduced to the basics of epidemiology. Topics covered will include measures of disease occurrence; measures of association; study designs; the roles of bias, random error, confounding, and effect modification in epidemiological studies; and screening for disease. At the conclusion of the class, you will be able to read and interpret epidemiological studies and explain how an epidemiological study could be designed to answer a particular health question.

Credits: 3