Syllabus Spring 2008

Syllabus Spring 2008 - Epi 420 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY...

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Epi 420: INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY COURSE OVERVIEW This course is an introduction to epidemiology--the queen of the public health sciences. The class focuses on providing students with the basic methods and concepts used in epidemiology. The class includes both lecture and discussion sections. In general, Dr. Goldberg will present two hours of lecture material one day per week and the other class session will be a review of homework and discussion lead by the TAs. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. To describe, define and apply basic concepts of disease transmission and occurrence; 2. To recognize appropriate data sources for epidemiologic study; 3. To define, compute and interpret measures of disease occurrence to solve problems and design epidemiologic studies; 4. To distinguish between random and systematic error in the interpretation and design of epidemiologic studies; 5. To recognize and apply appropriate research study designs and to compare and contrast their individual advantages; 6. To define, compute and interpret measures of association and excess risk to solve problems and critique epidemiologic studies; 7. To define, compute and interpret concepts associated with disease screening; 8. To demonstrate integration of epidemiologic concepts through the critique of an existing published study. INSTRUCTOR Dr. Jack Goldberg, Ph.D., Research Professor of Epidemiology UW PO Box 358280 Off Campus office: 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1760 Seattle, WA 98101 Telephone: 206 543-4667 Email: goldie1@u.washington.edu On Campus office: F-259 Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 2-3 pm TEACHING ASSISTANTS EMAIL OFFICE HOURS (ROOM)
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course EPI 420 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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Syllabus Spring 2008 - Epi 420 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY...

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