MPA 640: Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Course Description As the first course in the research module, which culminates with the Master's Project, this course introduces students to common research designs in epidemiology, issues of validity and reliability in medical testing, and common techniques for analyzing group statistics. Students are also introduced to concepts of risk, population distributions and factors associated with disease, analysis of costs and benefits of intervention, as well as the knowledge necessary to interpret statistical data and research results. The course will also familiarize students with statistical concepts of frequencies, within- and between-group variability, qualitative and quantitative data, common tests of statistical significance and probability theory.
Credits 2