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Courses - Summer 2019
EPIB
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department Site
EPIB301
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; or must be in Community Health program. And must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.
Cross-listed with 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.
EPIB315
Biostatistics for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EPIB301; or must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH200.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Public Health Science; Community Health).
Cross-listed with: HLTH300.
Credit only granted for: EPIB300, EPIB315 or HLTH300.
Formerly: EPIB300.
Additional information: Course is cross-listed; students should check program advising information to determine which counts for their major. Note that EPIB300 (old number) is still offered for students under previous curriculum.
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.
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
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.
EPIB620
(Perm Req)
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPHL602; or EPIB610.
Overview of prevalence and risk factors for major chronic diseases. Discussion of methodological issues unique to specific chronic disease.
EPIB632
Field Epidemiology for Global Health Intervention
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPHL602; or EPIB610; or permission of instructor.
Key success stories and case studies will highlight and emphasize the important role field epidemiology has filled in solving some of the most pressing health issues in the last 30 years in low- and middle-income countries (e.g. WHO's approach to disease control, elimination and eradication; issues around the sporadic re-emergence of policy and measles; and the initial and follow-up responses to recent epidemics such as Ebola, Zika, Chikungunya and Cholera). This course will utilize recent Global Burden of Disease information, WHO datasets and reports to provide a complementary framework in which field epidemiologic tools can be used to address both current and future global public health issues.
EPIB635
Applied Multilevel Modeling of Health Data
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SPHL602. Or EPIB610; and EPIB650. Or permission from Instructor.
Recommended: EPIB697; or students are recommended to have a foundation in using SAS statistical software.
Provides an overview of multilevel models and their application to health data. As a hybrid course, class time will be split between introducing concepts, group discussion of multilevel models in public health literature, and working through hands-on exercises. Assignments and examples will use SAS statistical software.
EPIB650
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.
EPIB655
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB651.
Statistical models for drawing scientific inferences from longitudinal data, longitudinal study design, repeated measures and random effects to account for experimental designs that involve correlated responses, handling of missing data.
EPIB697
Public Health Data Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
This course is designed to provide students with the expertise needed to effectively manage research data using SAS as the statistical programming language.
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: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Epidemiology & Biostatistics department. Repeatable to 3 credits.
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)
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 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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EPIB899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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