#1 PH150A Jan 20 Introduction

#1 PH150A Jan 20 Introduction - Introduction to...

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1 Introduction to Epidemiology and Human Disease PH 150A: Introduction to Epidemiology Professor Barbara Abrams babrams@berkeley. edu Spring 2010 2 Epidemiology “the study of the distribution and determinants of health- related states or events in specified populations and the application of this study to control of health problems.” 3 Goal of Epidemiology: Prevent and Treat Disease Identify causes and risk factors Determine extent in community Study natural history and prognosis Evaluate interventions Provide data for public policy 4 http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/01/17/alg_haiti_c amp-2.jpg 5 ht p://daryl.slis.ua.edu/slis/courses/ls590/spring2009/maccal /01/08/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/cof ee.jpg 6 ht p://eldib.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/ebola_quar.jpg
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7 ht p://nytimes.feedroom.com/?fr_story=d3e0a4832728fcd9e54219912e142e4033fd27e5 8 ht p://nytimes.feedroom.com/?fr_story=d3e0a4832728fcd9e54219912e142e4033fd27e5 9 http://madisonbreastfeedinghelp.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/ba by-kissing-pig.jpg 10 PH 150A: Goals for Learning Skills Develop analytical/critical thinking, how to read and assess published studies Methods Understand principles underlying valid study design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation Substance Learn about diseases and conditions in US and worldwide 11 150A: Course Methods Listen: Presentations of course material plus guest lectures Apply: weekly problem sets/discussion section Newspaper article project Read: Text, 4 Articles, course website (B-space) Integrate: Exams 12 What is the Statistics Prerequisite? Ideally, PH 142a or Stat 131 here at Cal Another undergraduate or AP stat class A class that covered basic statistics as part of another topic including Sampling theory (p values) P value simple linear regression
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13 Graduate Student Intructors Joshua Gruber Ben Chaffee Katherine Hung Miranda Worthen Farnaz Vahidnia Thomas Leong 14 Guest Faculty Professor Lisa Barcellos And assorted other experts in epidemiology from UC Berkeley and other settings including Professor Art Reingold Professor Len Syme Professor Lee Riley Professor Patricia Buffler Professor Mahasin Majuhid
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