Fundamentals of Epidemiology

Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Ropka
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 1550
End: 1705
Field Work: Day 4 - Tuesday, 3 November | Senegal Download Syllabus

This course provides a general introduction to epidemiology methods and topics related to health care and public health.  The course focuses on the distribution and determinants of health-related states or conditions in specified populations at local through global levels, and on the application of epidemiology to control health problems.  The course covers the methods of epidemiologic research and introduces epidemiologic research for key topics of health and disease in the U.S. and globally.   Specific attention will be paid to health problems in the areas being visiting by SAS.  The course will equip the student to read and understand basic health and medical literature that uses epidemiologic methods.  Epidemiology embodies many useful critical thinking skills, which are the hallmark of the scientific method and embody modes of thinking that benefit well-educated citizens even if they do not intend to become public health professionals.

Field Work

Country: Senegal
Day: 4 - Tuesday, 3 November