2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

IDCE 30109 - Introduction to Epidemiology

In contrast to clinical medicine, which traditionally has focused on health in individuals, epidemiology investigates the distribution and determinants of health at the population level. Social epidemiology tries to understand how social and economic factors influence population health and contribute to disparities in health. Biostatistics provides the analytical tools needed to understand and critically evaluate, interpret, and communicate findings from epidemiological research. This course will cover basic principles of epidemiology and biostatistics and the use of epidemiological methods to study the associations between exposures and the risk of disease. We will also investigate how social and economic factors influence exposures, particularly among susceptible populations-and how epidemiologists and biostatisticians study and communicate these interactions.


Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation 

Anticipated Terms Offered: Annually