Course Description

P6400 Principles of Epidemiology

Credits: 3

Epidemiology is one of the pillars of public health. Epidemiologists study the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations; they also develop and test ways to prevent and control disease. The discipline covers the full range of disease occurrence, including genetic and environmental causes for both infectious and noninfectious diseases. Increasingly, epidemiologists view causation in the broadest sense, as extending from molecular factors at the one extreme, to social and cultural determinants at the other. This course introduces students to the theory, methods, and body of knowledge of epidemiology. This CSRI course is designed specifically for students in clinical fields and its primary objective is to teach the basic principles and applications of epidemiology.

Instructor: Jeanine Genkinger

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