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Courses - Fall 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.
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 the 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, P-F
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.
As agreed to during the 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
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.
As agreed to during the 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.
EPIB612
(Perm Req)
Epidemiologic Study Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB611.
Application of epidemiologic study designs, analytic methods used for analysis of cohort, case-control, cross-sectional, and clinical trials research.
Prequisties: EPIB650, EOIB610, and EPIB611.
EPIB622
(Perm Req)
Social Determinants of Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPHL602; or EPIB610.
Overview of the major social variables that affect public health, including socioeconomic status, poverty, income distribution, race, social networks/support, community cohesion, psychological stress, gender, and work and neighborhood environment.
EPIB630
Epidemiologic Methods in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPHL602; or EPIB610.
Examination of epidemiologic methods (quantitative and qualitative) for collecting and analyzing data on sexual and reproductive health. The emphasis will be to introduce students to the appropriate methods used for challenging and sensitive research topics such as sexual behavior, HIV/STI, drug use, sexual abuse.
EPIB633
Health Survey Design and Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, 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.
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.
EPIB652
(Perm Req)
Categorical Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB651.
Recommended: EPIB697 or previous experience working with SAS is highly recommended.
Methods for analysis of categorical data as applied to public health research, including contingency tables, logistic regression, multicategory logic models, loglinear models, and models for matched-pairs.
EPIB655
(Perm Req)
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.
EPIB664
Missing Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: Previous experience with at least one statistical software (e.g. SAS, R, STATA).
Missing data is a common problem in almost all scientific fields. Students will learn the different patterns and mechanisms of missing data, common procedures to handle missingness including weighting procedure, imputation-based procedure and model-based procedure. Useful and popular imputation methods and tools will be introduced. Numerous real data examples will be included to help students understand and solve the real world problem with missing data for different study designs.
EPIB697
(Perm Req)
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: 1 - 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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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.
EPIB788
(Perm Req)
Critical Readings in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
EPIB798
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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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