Portland-State-University 2018-2019 Bulletin

PHE 530 Epidemiology I

Designed as an introduction to epidemiology for students in the Oregon Masters of Public Health program. Epidemiology is the science of public health that is concerned with the distribution of disease in populations and risk factors that influence health outcomes. Students will learn epidemiologic methods to identify and solve public health problems. The course will cover measures of disease occurrence, screening for disease, study design, association and causation, biases and confounding, genetic epidemiology and ethics in epidemiology. An emphasis is placed upon both critical reading of the epidemiologic literature and to applying epidemiologic methods to address public health problems.



Cross Listed Courses

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