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COH315 Introduction to Epidemiology

Course Description

Presents concepts and processes of this core public health discipline. Occurrence, distribution, effects, and control of diseases and conditions examined from a broad perspective. Applications of epidemiological methods included.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the historical development of epidemiology.
  • Discuss concepts and applications of epidemiology.
  • Use population measures of health and disease.
  • Discuss study designs used in epidemiology.
  • Use risk assessment and preventive strategies.
  • Define an epidemic.
  • Locate and evaluate internet sites on epidemiology and health data.

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