Provides a comprehensive look at all of its major topics of epidemiology as encountered in public health practice, from study designs and descriptive epidemiology, to quantitative measures and terminology. (Note: This course is intended for learners with at least five-years of work experience in health and/or human service fields.) The assumption is that the learner has already completed a graduate-level/professional-level course in epidemiology.
- Identify key sources of data for public health purposes.
- Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time and place.
- Explain the importance of epidemiology and the public health sciences for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of health issues.
- Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of epidemiologic data.
- Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology.
- Communicate epidemiologic and public health information to lay and professional