MPA 645: Health Science Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Course Description Students gain the knowledge and skills to understand and apply epidemiological methods and statistical analysis in medical and/or public health settings. Students are introduced to the distribution and determinants of health and disease in the human population and the application of this study to the control and prevention of disease. Selected infectious and/or chronic diseases are studied with regard to describing their distributions and courses, analyzing their causes, and developing approaches to their prevention and control. Students develop and apply basic conceptual and analytical skills in the design and conduct of epidemiologic studies, and evaluate the process of epidemiologic surveillance. The course will also familiarize students with concepts in biostatistics, such as measures of disease frequency, measures of effect, and statistical significance. Students will be instructed in standard techniques of data collection and analysis, and the content of vital statistics and mass data in the health field
Credits 2