PUBH 6533 - Epidemiology

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Schwind, Jessica Smith
Georgia Southern University; JPHCOPH; Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health; COPH; Public health; Epidemiology; Evolution of the discipline; Natural history of disease; Infectious and chronic diseases; Public health screening; Epidemiologic investigations; Random error; Systematic bias; Confidence intervals and p values; Ethical public health practice; Origin; Propagation; Mitigation; Prevention of diseases; Public Health; Academic Units, Public Health, COPH Syllabi
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This course provides an introduction to many important topics in epidemiology for public health practice, including but not limited to the evolution of the discipline, causal concepts in the natural history of disease, critical features of infectious and chronic diseases, elements of public health screening, basic measures used in epidemiology, design of epidemiologic investigations, consideration of random error and systematic bias, calculation and interpretation of confidence intervals and p values, discussion of confounding and interaction, criteria for evaluation of cause and effect relationships and the implications for ethical public health practice. Students are expected to gain a foundation in epidemiologic methods for exploration of the causes and conditions that influence the origin, propagation, mitigation, and prevention of diseases that impact population health.