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Courses - Spring 2019
EPIB
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department Site
EPIB300
Biostatistics for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM131 and CHEM132.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Also offered as: HLTH300.
Credit only granted for: EPIB300, EPIB315 or HLTH300.
An examination of biostatistical concepts and procedures as they relate to contemporary issues in public health. Focus on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings in public health research.
As agreed to during your change of major workshop or orientation to PHSC: - PHSC students who declared their major BEFORE the spring 2018 semester are required to take EPIB300 before EPIB301. - PHSC students who declared their major DURING the spring 2018 semester and later are required to take EPIB301 before EPIB315.
EPIB301
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; or must be in Community Health program. And must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.
Also offered as: HLTH301.
Credit only granted for: EPIB301 or HLTH301.
An examination of the discipline of epidemiology and its application to public health issues and practices, covering current epidemiological concepts and methods.
As agreed to during your change of major workshop or orientation to PHSC: - PHSC students who declared their major BEFORE the spring 2018 semester are required to take EPIB300 before EPIB301. - PHSC students who declared their major DURING the spring 2018 semester and later are required to take EPIB301 before EPIB315.
EPIB315
Biostatistics for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EPIB301.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Public Health Science; Community Health).
Also offered as: HLTH300.
Credit only granted for: EPIB300, EPIB315 or HLTH300.
Formerly: EPIB300.
An examination of biostatistical concepts and procedures as they relate to contemporary issues in public health. Focus on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings in public health research.
As agreed to during your change of major workshop or orientation to PHSC: - PHSC students who declared their major BEFORE the spring 2018 semester are required to take EPIB300 before EPIB301. - PHSC students who declared their major DURING the spring 2018 semester and later are required to take EPIB301 before EPIB315.
EPIB330
The Coming Plague: Public Health Perspectives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BSCI202.
Disease control and prevention is fundamental to the health of local, national, and global populations. Infectious agents are constantly adapting and breaching our defenses. Factors related to society, the environment, and our increasing global interconnectedness increase the likelihood of disease emergence and spread. Vaccines and antibiotics, demographic changes and urbanization, climate change and natural disasters, international travel and commerce, poverty and war create conditions for infectious diseases to spread. So how do we design and execute solutions to public health threats? How do research, policies, interventions, and budgets affect public health systems?
EPIB399
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EPIB463
Introduction to Biostatistical Programming
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introduction to basic programming principles; data analysis tasks such as the calculation of summary statistics and the creation of graphs; and the implementation of statistical analysis concepts such as T-tests, ANOVA and correlation. Querying and managing data sets using SQL in SAS will also be covered.
EPIB610
Foundations of Epidemiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB300; or equivalent undergraduate statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of C- or higher; or a score of 70% or higher on EPIB300 placement exam.
Credit only granted for: EPIB610 or HLTH720.
Formerly: HLTH720.
Introduction to the discipline of epidemiology and its applications to health issues and practices. Basic epidemiologic concepts and methods will be covered.
EPIB611
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Epidemiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of B- from (SPHL602, EPIB610); or a minimum score of 70% on the SPHL602 or EPIB610 waiver exam.
Analysis of epidemiologic methods as applied to epidemiologic research, analysis of bias, confounding, effect modification issues, overview of design, implementation, and analysis of epidemiologic studies.
EPIB623
Epidemiologic Methods in Health Disparities Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPHL602; or EPIB610.
An examination of the measurement, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of health disparities in the U.S. Through in-depth examples and class activities, students will learn about the state of health disparities, epidemiologic methods for health disparity assessments, and best practices for translating data on health disparities for policy makers.
EPIB633
Health Survey Design and Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SPHL602 or EPIB610; or permission of Instructor.
Recommended: EPIB697.
An overview of types of survey research designs, questionnaire design, measurement issues, and techniques for recruiting and interacting with participants. Students will discuss and implement a variety of health survey analysis techniques, including how to utilize SAS statistical software to estimate descriptive statistics and implement regression models, while accounting for complex survey designs.
EPIB650
Biostatistics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB300; or equivalent undergraduate statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of C- or higher; or a score of 70% or higher on EPIB placement exam.
Credit only granted for: EPIB650, HLTH651, or HLTH688B.
Formerly: HLTH651 and HLTH688B.
Basic statistical concepts and procedures for Public Health. Focuses on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings.
EPIB651
(Perm Req)
Applied Regression Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of B- from (SPHL602, EPIB650); or a minimum score of 70% on the SPHL602 or EPIB650 waiver exam.
Recommended: EPIB697 or previous experience working with SAS is highly recommended.
An introduction to important statistical methods used in public health research, including nonparametric hypothesis testing, ANOVA, simple and multiple linear regression, logistic regression, and categorical data analysis.
EPIB653
(Perm Req)
Applied Survival Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB651.
Overview of statistical methods for anlayzing censored survival data, including the Kaplan-Meier estimator, the log-rank test, Cox PH model.
EPIB740
Advanced Methods in Epidemiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB650, EPIB610, EPIB612, EPIB651, and EPIB611.
In-depth investigation of epidemiologic methods for making causal inferences and solving complex methodological problems. Multivariate models emphasized.
EPIB778
(Perm Req)
Internship in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EPIB785
(Perm Req)
Internship in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Epidemiology & Biostatistics department.
Internship and seminar providing an opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills in a health or allied health organization. Setting of the internship will depend upon the student's background and career goals.
EPIB786
(Perm Req)
Capstone Project in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Epidemiology & Biostatistics department.
Capstone experience providing opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to a specific public health problem or issue. Completion of project relevant to public health under the direction of an advisor.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EPIB798
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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EPIB799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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EPIB898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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EPIB899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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