Epidemiology - EPID


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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400 Principles of Epidemiology
3 hours. Introduction to descriptive and analytic epidemiology, determinants of health and disease in populations, and application of epidemiologic methods to disease control; includes use of basic epidemiologic software. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 400 or consent of the instructor. Enrollment restricted to public health students; other graduate, professional, and advanced undergraduate students admitted by consent as space permits. To obtain consent, see the SPH registrar.

403 Introduction to Epidemiology: Principles and Methods
3 hours. Introduction to descriptive and analytic epidemiology, and determinants of health and disease in populations. Measures of occurrence, association and statistical testing will be addressed, along with study designs, bias and confounding. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 400 and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor.

404 Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods
4 hours. Introduction to multivariable methods in Epidemiology, including stratified analysis and regression modeling. Students will use statistical software to analyze data from epidemiologic studies. Prerequisite(s): EPID 403 and EPID 406; and credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 401; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor.

406 Epidemiologic Computing
3 hours. Hands on course for students using SAS for epidemiologic analysis. Addresses practical issues in statistical programming for epidemiology students. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 400 and Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 403; or Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 400 and Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 400; or consent of the instructor.

408 Biological, Chemical, Explosives, and Nuclear Weapons as Public Health Threats
3 hours. Preparation, understanding of threats, and rescue & response issues pertaining to potential terrorist incidents from a public health perspective. Same as EOHS 408. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: EOHS 400 and EPID 410.

409 The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
2 hours. Review of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the global response to it focusing on patterns of transmission, risk factors and prevention/ intervention. Prerequisite(s): EPID 400 or consent of the instructor.

410 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
2 hours. Epidemiology of selected infectious diseases, including incidence, prevalence and control of disease. Epidemic investigation is emphasized. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 400; or credit or concurrent registration in EPID 403.

411 Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
3 hours. Selected topics in chronic diseases with critical analysis of current epidemiologic literature. Prerequisite(s): EPID 400 or consent of the instructor.

412 Introduction to Psychosocial Epidemiology
2 hours. Reviews landmark studies of psychosocial and psychiatric disorders in U.S. communities; evaluates research methodology, case definition, identification, and empirical findings. Prerequisite(s): EPID 400 or consent of instructor.

426 Pharmacoepidemiology
3 hours. Provides an introduction to pharmacoepidemiology and key concepts and principles that are unique to the study of medications in large populations. Same as PSOP 426. Previously listed as PMAD 426. Prerequisite(s): EPID 400 or EPID 403 or consent of the instructor. Priority in enrollement is given to graduate students in the health sciences.

428 Epidemiology of Violence
2 hours. Reviews public health aspects of violence-related mortality and morbidity, examines existing data bases and conceptual frameworks focusing on etiology, epidemiology, surveillance and prevention. Prerequisite(s): EPID 400 or consent of the instructor.

471 Population
3 OR 4 hours. The measurement and study of major trends and differentials in fertility, mortality, migration, growth, and compositional characteristics of the population of the United States and other nations. Same as SOC 471. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of upper-division sociology, including SOC 201, or consent of the instructor.

494 Introductory Special Topics in Epidemiology
1 TO 4 hours. Special topics in substantive areas of Epidemiology (including infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental/occupational, social). Course content will vary with each offering. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): EPID 400 or EPID 403 or consent of instructor; and graduate or professional standing.

501 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology
4 hours. Advanced quantitative methods used in the analysis of case-control studies, cohort studies and meta-analysis including computer applications. Prerequisite(s): EPID 403 and EPID 404; and BSTT 401 and BSTT 505; and consent of the instructor.

509 Current Topics in HIV/AIDS Research
3 hours. Designed to be a collaboration among advanced students in the Graduate College and the instructor to explore, critique and analyze in depth selected topics in current research and practice around HIV/AIDS prevention. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EPID 403 or grade of B or better in EPID 409; or consent of the instructor.

510 Advanced Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
2 hours. Controversies regarding the etiology, transmission and prevention of selected infectious diseases. Literature reviews and study designs developed by students are a prominent part of course. Prerequisite(s): EPID 410 or consent of instructor.

512 Molecular Epidemiology and Biomarkers of Disease
3 hours. Major theoretical concepts and practical issues involved in research involving molecular biomarkers in human populations, emphasizing examples from the cancer research literature. Same as PATH 512. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Some biology or medical background is recommended for epidemiology students taking this course.

513 Epidemiology of Aging
2 hours. Current methodologic and public health issues in the epidemiology of aging will be explored. Prerequisite(s): EPID 401 or EPID 411; and consent of the instructor.

515 Cancer Epidemiology
3 hours. Critical review of topics and issues relevant to cancer epidemiology, to promote synthesis of current knowledge and awareness of research issues. Prerequisite(s): EPID 401 and EPID 411; or consent of the instructor.

516 Advanced Cancer Epidemiology
2 hours. Critical review of the epidemiology of selected cancer sites to promote synthesis of knowledge, awareness of methodologic issues, and stimulate future research. Prerequisite(s): EPID 501 and EPID 515; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: EPID 520.

517 Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases
2 hours. Epidemiology and risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. Prerequisite(s): EPID 411 or consent of instructor.

518 The Epidemiology of Pediatric Diseases
3 hours. Provides students with experience in pediatric epi through review of seminal studies and available child health data. Condition-specific lectures include discussions of study design and methodological considerations specific to studying children. Same as CHSC 518. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): EPID 404 and EPID 406 and BSTT 401; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: EPID 501.

519 Research Protocol and Grant Development
1 hours. A review of funding options and examples of developing fundable research proposals. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): EPID 400.

520 Genetics in Epidemiology
2 hours. Topics in genetic/molecular epidemiology, including genetics, population genetics, molecular biology, molecular genetics. Familiarizes students with laboratory/statistical concepts and applications in epidemiological studies. Prerequisite(s): EPID 401 or consent of the instructor.

529 Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Infections
3 hours. Students in this class will examine the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the etiology of the specific diseases, and how these factors are relevant to their control. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 404; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor.

530 Current Topics in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
2 hours. Reviews the literature on health effects of environmental and occupational exposures and integrates our current knowledge with relevant policy issues. Same as EOHS 530. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Prerequisite(s): EPID 403; or consent of the instructor.

535 Applied Methods in Occupational Epidemiology
2 hours. Provides students with knowledge of the study designs, measures, and experience in applying statistical methods commonly used in occupational epidemiology. Includes didactic lectures and case studies. Same as EOHS 535. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 404 and EPID 406 and BSTT 401; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: EOHS 400.

536 Applied Methods in Environmental Epidemiology
2 hours. Provides students with experience in environmental epidemiology methodology through review of literature; discussion of study design and analysis; and analysis of existing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Same as EOHS 536. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 404 and EPID 406 and Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 401; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Credit or concurrent registration in EOHS 400.

545 Reproductive and Perinatal Health
3 hours. Examines the epidemiology of key reproductive and perinatal health outcomes and cutting edge research issues. Same as CHSC 545. Prerequisite(s): BSTT 400 and EPID 403; and graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department.

548 Readings in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
3 hours. Advanced seminar in reproductive/perinatal epidemiology with particular emphasis on methodological issues. Same as CHSC 548. Prerequisite(s): CHSC 510 and EPID 403 and EPID 404; and graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department. Recommended background: Maternal and child health and epidemiology.

549 Advanced Applied Methods in MCH Epidemiology
3 hours. Gives conceptual and technical understanding of statistical and epidemiological methods, builds skills/proficiency in applying these. Attention is given to data handling tasks and to statistical/epidemiologic strategies for analysis and presentation. Same as CHSC 549. Prerequisite(s): EPID 402 or EPID 404; and BSTT 401and EPID 406; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 501.

554 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
2 hours. Methods and issues of environmental epidemiology: outbreak, clusteranalysis, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, ecological, and time series designs; contemporary issues: cancer and reproductive hazards. Same as EOHS 554. Prerequisite(s): EPID 401 and BSTT 401 and EOHS 400; or consent of the instructor.

571 Injury Epidemiology and Prevention
3 hours. Covers general principles of injury epidemiology and intervention research and will engage students in development and application of preventive activities in workplaces and in the community. Same as EOHS 571. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EPID 400 or Grade of B or better in EPID 403; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Grade of B or better in EOHS 400.

591 Current Epidemiologic Literature
2 hours. Student presentation of recently published scientific papers of epidemiologic interest, to promote breadth of knowledge and critical examination of evidence. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): EPID 401 or EPID 403 or consent of instructor.

594 Advanced Special Topics in Epidemiology
1 TO 4 hours. Advanced special topics in substantive areas of Epidemiology (including infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental/occupational, social, methods, etc). Course content will vary with each offering. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): EPID 401 or EPID 403 or consent of instructor.

595 Epidemiology Research Seminar
1 hours. Current developments in theory and application of biostatistics and epidemiology with presentations by faculty and visiting scientists. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 400 or EPID 403 or consent of the instructor.


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