Exposure to advanced epidemiological concepts, such as effect modifications and modeling using multiple variables, related to establishing causal relationships from observational data. Prerequisite: PH 302, PH 303.
Prereqs enforced by the system: PH 302 and PH 303; Open to Graduate-level Public Health students only; All other students require instructor permission; Must submit the request at http://go.uvm.edu/ph; Students will be notified if permission is granted; Contact student Advisor, Vika Pleshakova at email@example.com with any questions.
This is the second part of a two-part series in epidemiology required of all Masters in Public Health (MPH) students. This course helps students gain a deeper understanding of key epidemiologic concepts focusing on interpreting results from epidemiologic studies. This course covers more advanced concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics that build upon material presented in Epidemiology 1 and Biostatistics 1. This online course is divided into weekly modules in Blackboard. Review of concepts introduced in PH302: Epidemiology 1, such as study design, bias, and confounding, will occur across modules. In addition, Epidemiology 2 introduces more advanced concepts such as survival analysis, effect modification, and interpreting results from regression models with multiple variables, using statistical software.
Students are expected to complete weekly required reading and post to the discussion board, and complete weekly lab assignments. Students should expect to spend 8-10 hours per week engaging online in Blackboard watching presentations/videos and completing assignments.
Students are evaluated on online participation (5%), labs using statistical software (35%), two exams during the semester (30%), and a final culminating exam (30%).
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