Course: Fundamentals of Epidemiology I

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Fundamentals of Epidemiology I

The Broad Steet Pump is an icon of epidemiology because of its role in the 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak in London. Photo by Adam Bowie from Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.



Sukon Kanchanaraksa and Marie Diener-West

Originally Offered:

Fall 2008

Offered By:

Department of Epidemiology

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Fundamentals of Epidemiology I is the first half of a course that introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied to public health problems. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of populations. Topics include the dynamic behavior of disease; usage of rates, ratios and proportions; methods of direct and indirect adjustment, and clinical life table which measures and describes the extent of disease problems.

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