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Courses - Spring 2020
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 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.
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 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; 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 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.
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.
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.
EPIB636
Professional Skills and Resilience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Enrollment in a UMD SPH graduate degree program.
This blended course is aimed at preparing students as future epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health statisticians, or public health analysts/advisors to meet new challenges in public health and build academic resilience and successful careers. Academic resilience, or increased likelihood of (academic) success despite environmental adversities can be promoted by focusing on alterable factors such as coping mechanisms, peer and family support, social connectedness, positive role modeling and mentorship, and intellectual stimulation. Through readings, discussions and exercises, students will develop soft skills required to be successful in the workplace (e.g., how to prepare for the job search, develop professional demeanor, personal interactions). Online training will supplement in-person course content to help students build positive nurturing professional relationships and networks, maintain positivity, develop emotional insight, achieve life balance, and become more reflective. Field trips and guest lectures to introduce students to potential employers and different work environments will be identified with student input.
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.
EPIB654
Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB650 or SPHL602, and EPIB651; or permission of instructor.
This course provides an introduction to the clinical trials design and data analysis. Topics covered include: history/background and process for clinical trial, key concepts for good statistics practice (GSP)/good clinical practice (GCP), regulatory requirement for pharmaceutical/clinical development, basic considerations for clinical trials, designs for clinical trials, classification of clinical trials, power analysis for sample size calculation for different designs, statistical analysis for efficacy evaluation, statistical analysis for safety assessment, implementation of a clinical protocol, statistical analysis plan, data safety monitoring, adaptive design methods in clinical trials (general concepts, group sequential design, dose finding design, and phase I/II or phase II/III design) and controversial issues in clinical trials.
EPIB661
Applied Multivariate Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed EPIB651 or permission of instructor.
Recommended: Previous experience with at least one statistical software package (e.g. SAS, R, STATA). SAS is the main software package used for demonstration in class.
Multivariate analysis targets data with simultaneous measurements on many variables and studies the relationship between these variables. This course introduces important multivariate analysis methods used in public health research. Topics include multivariate regression analysis, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), principal component analysis (PCA), factor analysis, discriminant analysis (classification), clustering analysis, canonical correlation analysis (CCA) and correspondence analysis (CA).
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.
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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 - 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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