2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 117 - Epidemiology


Epidemiology investigates the distribution and causes of disease in the population. It is therefore a cornerstone of public health, revealing risk factors for disease as well as how disease may be prevented. Topics to be covered will include: the dynamics of disease transmission, natural history of disease, validity of diagnostic tests, preventative & therapeutic measures, risk estimation, genetic and environmental contribution to disease, as well as ethical issues. The course is designed to be the first exposure to this discipline and is appropriate for interested students in any major, minor or concentration who have already taken Introductory Biology 101 and 102.

Prerequisites: BIOL 101  and BIOL 102  

Anticipated Terms Offered: Spring Annually