Education Highlight – The College of Public Health is offering a short, intensive 3 credit hour course July 27- August 3, 2016, entitled “Epidemiology in Public Health.” The course is designed for graduate students, fellows and professionals to gain knowledge and skills in basic epidemiological concepts and applications. Key principals covered include: designs and methods of epidemiologic studies (cohort, case-control, cross-sectional and randomized clinical trials); measures of disease frequency (prevalence, incidence, rates and odds); measures of association (relative risk, odds ratio); evaluation of confounding and types of bias; and use of screening in public health.
Schedule for the course is shown below. Contact Tricia LeVan, PhD for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-559-3985)
|Proposed Schedule EPI820/CPH504|
|9AM-12PM||Epidemiologic Approach & Measures of Disease Frequency|
|2PM-5PM||Measures of Mortality|
|July 28||9AM-12PM||Descriptive Epidemiology|
|2PM-5PM||Overview of Study Designs: Cohort & Cross Sectional|
|July 29||9AM-12PM||Case/Control Studies|
|2PM-5PM||Comparing Disease Frequencies|
|Aug 2||9AM-12PM||Evaluating Random Error and Bias|
|Aug 3||9AM-12PM||Screening in Public Health|
*In-class exercises will take place each day. Two projects will be due by August 8, 2016.