EPI 553 Applied Epidemiology and Public Health Surveillance


Introduces the principles, methods, and issues in public health practice-based epidemiology. Covers public health surveillance, outbreak and cluster investigation, community health assessment, and other select topics. (Note: This course is intended for learners with less than five-years of work experience in health and/or human service fields.)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify key sources of data for applied epidemiologic and outbreak investigation purposes.
  • Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time and place.
  • Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of epidemiologic data, in an applied setting.
  • Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology.
  • Calculate basic epidemiology measures.
  • Communicate epidemiologic information to lay and professional audiences.
  • Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data.
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports.