Public Health 224

Epidemiology in Public Health

Epidemiology, the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and health-related states in populations, is the foundational science of public health. To fully understand issues ranging from the etiology of cancer and heart disease to factors influencing public health policy, it is important for you to be familiar with basic concepts of epidemiology. This course is intended to introduce the science of epidemiology and to explore how epidemiologic methods are applied to solving public health problems. You will learn basic quantitative methods, study design concepts, and critical thinking skills relating to infectious and chronic disease epidemiology.