Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the concepts and methodologies of population-based epidemiologic principles. This is an introductory course for biomedical researchers and medical professionals who are not majoring in Epidemiology. The lectures will cover the following topics: (1) Epidemiology key terms and core concepts; (2) Calculation and interpretation of measures of disease frequency and measures of association; (3) Evaluation of epidemiologic study designs and their restrictions; (4) Applications of epidemiologic methods in different fields of public health. Upon completion of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the investigation, causality, and inference in public health using the practical epidemiologic methods.

Learner Outcomes

When you complete the course successfully, you will be able to:

  • Calculate basic epidemiology measures using hospital and clinical data
  • Understand the research methods and causal reasoning based on developing and testing hypotheses in epidemiology
  • Conduct appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data and apply analytical skills using modern statistical approaches
  • Identify the causes and factors that may influence the occurrence of pandemic disease and health condition
  • Learn to communicate epidemiologic information with professional and general audiences


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Textbook Information

A textbook is required or recommended for this course.

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

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