Epidemiology in Public Health Online Course
This course covers applications of epidemiologic methods and procedures to the study of the distribution and factors influencing health and diseases, morbidity, injuries, disability, and mortality in populations.
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $384.88 per credit
About Epidemiology in Public Health
The course covers applications of epidemiologic methods and procedures to the study of the distribution and determinants of health and diseases, morbidity, injuries, disability, and mortality in populations. Epidemiologic methods for the control of conditions such as infectious and chronic diseases, mental disorders, community and environmental health hazards, and unintentional injuries are discussed. Other topics include quantitative aspects of epidemiology, including data sources, measures of morbidity and mortality, evaluation of association and causality, and study design.
At the completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate through testing, assignments, and personal experience, the following:
- Discuss the history, philosophy, and uses of epidemiology.
- List sources of epidemiologic data and define related measures of morbidity and mortality.
- Define the term descriptive epidemiology and describe the applications of descriptive epidemiology to the health of populations.
- State what is meant by the terms association and causation.
- Define the term analytic epidemiology and differentiate among the types of analytic research designs.
- Define the term evidence-based public health and discuss its applications.
- Discuss the applications of epidemiology to policy development.
- Describe applications of epidemiology to outbreak investigation, social and behavioral phenomena, and special topics including work and the environment.
Students have 3 to 9 months to complete this course from the time of enrollment. You may work at your own pace and complete lessons on your own schedule, submitting up to three items per week for grading. This course contains 9 lessons designed to focus your study of epidemiology in public health and to assist you in achieving the course learning objectives/outcomes. Each lesson contains learning objectives, a to-do list, and a variety of links to articles, video/audio files, and other instructional resources selected to enhance the learning experience and support the various topics. Discussions, surveys, quizzes, tests and assignments will be used to assess your comprehension and application of those materials. Lesson topics include:
- History, Philosophy, and Uses of Epidemiology
- Epidemiology and Data Presentation
- Epidemiologic Measurements Used to Describe Disease Occurrence
- Data and Disease Occurrence
- Descriptive Epidemiology: Patterns of Disease – Person, Place, Time
- Association and Causality
- Analytic Epidemiology
- Epidemiology and Policy
- Infectious Diseases and Outbreak Investigation
Required Textbook and Materials
Friis R.H. (2018). Epidemiology 101: Essential Public Health Series (2nd Ed). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
The access code is NOT needed.
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
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Flexible 100% Online Course
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