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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHPH 7711 - Epidemiologic Methods I

3 Credit Hours
Pre/Corequisites: PHPH 7017  or equivalent.
This course will introduce the major methods used in epidemiology, including measures of association and their relationship to study design, strategies for assessing validity (bias, misclassification), confounding, standardization, attribution, assessment of results (sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value, interobserver correlation), hypothesis testing, sampling, causation, and ethical considerations. Students will work with a problem set that addresses each of these issues , and will be asked to read key historical articles that established the basis for many of them. The methods will be placed in the context by use of examples and current epidemiologic issues.