HLTH 5353. Epidemiology. 3 Hours.
This course focuses on the role and importance of epidemiology in public health research and practice, and investigates the pathways and mechanisms in which diseases are transmitted within populations of people and communities. The course applies epidemiological principles to the investigation of disease outbreaks and their source, injury related data, and the prevention of the future recurrence of the disease through universal measures. Students will integrate epidemiological terminology, research methods, critical thinking, and basic analyses into disease distributions in the public health sector. Diseases discussed range from sudden-onset infectious diseases to non-infectious chronic diseases.
Prerequisite: Admission to Master of Public Health Program.