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Fundamentals of Epidemiology II

Lassa Fever field investigation, Central Nigeria, 1993. To determine how many villagers had been infected with Lassa fever virus sometime in the past, investigators collected blood and tested it for antibodies to the virus. Photo by Mike Blyth via Creative Commons BY.



Sukon Kanchanaraksa and Marie Diener-West

Originally Offered:

Fall 2008

Offered By:

Department of Epidemiology

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Fundamentals of Epidemiology I and II introduce 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. Fundamentals of Epidemiology II focuses on various epidemiologic study designs for investigating associations between risk factors and disease outcomes, culminating with criteria for causal inferences. The application of these disciplines in the areas of health services, screening, genetics, and environment policy are presented. The influence of epidemiology and biostatistics on legal and ethical issues are also discussed.

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