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Courses - Spring 2022
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 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 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.
EPIB330
Introduction to Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB301.
Introduces students to the study of infectious disease through the application of epidemiologic methods. Students will review how infectious diseases impact global health, and examine epidemiological concepts related to infectious disease. These concepts include infectious disease transmission, prevention and control; study design; and outbreak and epidemic investigations. Infectious disease topics of concern to public health professionals will be covered including the COVID-19 pandemic, sexually transmitted infections, foodborne infections, healthcare-acquired infections and neglected tropical diseases, and future trends in the field of infectious diseases.
EPIB399
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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EPIB463
Introduction to Biostatistical Programming
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, 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.
EPIB637
Social Epidemiologic Methods in Health Equity Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SPHL602 or permission of instructor.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills to design and implement social epidemiology studies related to investigating health inequities. Presents an overview of drivers of health inequities (e.g., racism, socioeconomic status) and conceptual and methodological challenges in empirically investigating these social determinants of health including issues related to confounding, selection bias, measurement error, and evaluation of mechanisms. Covers methodological approaches that can be used to address these challenges including instrumental variable analyses, difference-in-differences, mediation analyses using inverse odds ratio weighting, and qualitative analyses. This knowledge will be applied to exploring research questions of your choice. The course will foster a co-learning environment and recognize the value and strength of interdisciplinary perspectives. Curiosity and critical thinking are encouraged and supported.
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.
EPIB664
Missing Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
EPIB778
(Perm Req)
Internship in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
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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: 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: S-F
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