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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6031

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-05-14
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1699 2007-02-01
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics PH 6403000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Heather Stockwell 9744804

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6031 Epidemiology Methods II

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Epi. Methods II
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Epidemiology (PHC 6000), Epi. Methods I or CI



    Course Description

    This course will cover methods and practices, principles and concepts in epidemiology research. It will probide training in implementing appropriate study design, analyzing results and presenting research findings to a wide variety of audiences.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    It is desirable to add this course given the increasing need for advanced competancies in epidemiologi concepts and methodologies for use in epidemiologic research. Previously only one course in epidemiologic methods was required for the MPH student in E

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is designed as the second of a two semester sequence in Epidemiologic methods which will be required of all MPH students with a concentration in Epidemiology. It will also be relevant to students in other public health diciplines and students involved in clinical research such as those in Medicine, Nursing, etc.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctorate in Epidemiology

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. To describe what is needed for the design and analysis using various types of epidemiologic studies such as Ecological, Cohort, Cross-Sectional and Case-Control studies.

    2. To privide in depth understanding of statistical concepts such as multivariate analysis, effect modification, causal inference, power calculation and sample size analysis.

    3. To understand what is necessary for conduction a field study in epidemiology.

    4. To present the concept of data pooling and Meta analysis.

    5. To review epidemiology and how it relates to public policy.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    By the completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. design and implement a study with regards to appropriate study type and statistical analyses needed.

    2. analyze results of epidemiologic studies accordingly.

    3. report appropriate study conclusions and be able to effectively communicate results and findings to a wide range of audiences.

    C. Major Topics

    Design and analysis of ecological, cross-sectional, cohort, retrospective, prospective, and case-control studies; effect modification in each of the epidemiologic study design models; multivariate procedures for each study design; ccausal inference, power calculations, sample size , data pooling and meta-analysis and field methods in epidemiologic studies; critical review of the literature.

    D. Textbooks

    “Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence: Strategies for Study Design and Analysis” by David A. Savitz; Oxford University Press 2003; ISBN 019510840X

    “Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics” Second Edition by Moyses Szklo and F. Javier Nieto; Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2007; ISBN 9780763729271

    “Modern Epidemiology” Second Edition by Kenneth J. Rothman and Sander Greenland; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; ISBN 0316757802

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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