Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I loved this class. I accidentally signed up for the wrong course and didn't realize until I went to the first lecture. I planned on just withdrawing since it wouldn't count towards my graduation requirements, but after meeting Mr. Duszynski one time, I decided he was someone who I would want to learn from, regardless of the course material, and I was right.
The class is a small, open-discussion style lecture. Mr. Duszynski will lead the lecture but will definitely get everyone in the class involved, regardless if you raise your hand or not. If you're a pretty reserved person (like myself), don't worry because it is a very comfortable learning atmosphere, although he's certainly not above making fun of you once in a while (all in good fun). Course topics include: outbreaks, public health surveillance, "first five steps", hypothesis generation, descriptive epidemiology, case control studies, cohort studies, developing questionnaires, etc.
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Advice for students:
Take plenty of notes during lectures. They'll have to be quick and efficient as the class moves pretty quickly. Listen intently during the lectures, read the assigned material. I found almost all of the topics and application of the topics to be pretty interesting, and Mr. Duszynski does a good job of creating fun, not-overly-challenging assignments.