Dec 09, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EPID 6350 - EPIDEMIOLOGY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE

[3 Credits]
The goal of this course is to introduce the student to the roles and responsibilities of MPH-trained public health professionals in public health practice. Lectures will be based on principal public health service areas, such as the surveillance of infectious diseases, disease and cluster investigations, maternal and child health, environmental epidemiology, oral health and health communication. Availability and use of different data sources, data collections systems, data quality measures as well as data analysis and reports/publications will illustrate the role of epidemiology, in public health practice. Furthermore, federal and state reporting requirements, funding sources and program evaluations will be also discussed. Public health practitioners from different program areas are invited guest speakers who will give an overview and demonstrate specific public health program with emphasis of the implementation of epidemiology concepts which serves as the cornerstone for every public health practitioner.