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Courses - Fall 2017
EPIB
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department Site
EPIB300
Biostatistics for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM131 and CHEM132.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program.
Also offered as: HLTH300.
Credit only granted for: EPIB300 or HLTH300.
An examination of biostatistical concepts and procedures as they relate to contemporary issues in public health. Focus on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings in public health research.
EPIB301
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EPIB300.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Community Health; Public Health Science).
Also offered as: HLTH301.
Credit only granted for: EPIB301 and HLTH301.
An examination of the discipline of epidemiology and its application to public health issues and practices, covering current epidemiological concepts and methods.
EPIB330
The Coming Plague: Public Health Perspectives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BSCI202.
Disease control and prevention is fundamental to the health of local, national, and global populations. Infectious agents are constantly adapting and breaching our defenses. Factors related to society, the environment, and our increasing global interconnectedness increase the likelihood of disease emergence and spread. Vaccines and antibiotics, demographic changes and urbanization, climate change and natural disasters, international travel and commerce, poverty and war create conditions for infectious diseases to spread. So how do we design and execute solutions to public health threats? How do research, policies, interventions, and budgets affect public health systems?
EPIB399
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EPIB610
(Perm Req)
Foundations of Epidemiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB300; or equivalent undergraduate statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of C- or higher; or a score of 70% or higher on EPIB300 placement exam.
Credit only granted for: EPIB610 or HLTH720.
Formerly: HLTH720.
Introduction to the discipline of epidemiology and its applications to health issues and practices. Basic epidemiologic concepts and methods will be covered.
EPIB611
Intermediate Epidemiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B- in EPIB610; or for students who officially waive EPIB610, a minimum score of 70% on the EPIB610 placement exam.
Analysis of epidemiologic methods as applied to epidemiologic research, analysis of bias, confounding, effect modification issues, overview of design, implementation, and analysis of epidemiologic studies.
EPIB612
(Perm Req)
Epidemiologic Study Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB650, EPIB610, and EPIB611.
Application of epidemiologic study designs, analytic methods used for analysis of cohort, case-control, cross-sectional, and clinical trials research.
Prequisties: EPIB650, EOIB610, and EPIB611.
EPIB622
(Perm Req)
Social Determinants of Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB610.
Overview of the major social variables that affect public health, including socioeconomic status, poverty, income distribution, race, social networks/support, community cohesion, psychological stress, gender, and work and neighborhood environment.
EPIB626
Epidemiology of Obesity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB610.
Overview of the epidemiological, prevention, and treatment of obesity, its causes and consequences, and energy balance issues; application of epidemiologic methods to the study of obesity epidemiology.
EPIB630
Epidemiologic Methods in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB610 or permission from instructor.
Examination of epidemiologic methods (quantitative and qualitative) for collecting and analyzing data on sexual and reproductive health. The emphasis will be to introduce students to the appropriate methods used for challenging and sensitive research topics such as sexual behavior, HIV/STI, drug use, sexual abuse.
EPIB650
(Perm Req)
Biostatistics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB300; or equivalent undergraduate statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of C- or higher; or a score of 70% or higher on EPIB placement exam.
Credit only granted for: EPIB650, HLTH651, or HLTH688B.
Formerly: HLTH651 and HLTH688B.
Basic statistical concepts and procedures for Public Health. Focuses on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings.
EPIB651
(Perm Req)
Biostatistics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: A B or higher in EPIB650 OR for students who have officially waived EPIB650, a minimum score of 70% on the EPIB650 placement exam.
Recommended: Previous coursework and/or experience with SAS is highly recommended.
Introduction to a variety of statistical tools with applictions in public health, including one- and two-sample inference, nonparametric methods, categorical data, ANOVA, simple and mutiple regression.
EPIB652
(Perm Req)
Categorical Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB650 and EPIB651.
Recommended: EPIB698C (SAS Basics).
Methods for analysis of categorical data as applied to public health research, including contingency tables, logistic regression, multicategory logic models, loglinear models, and models for matched-pairs.
EPIB655
(Perm Req)
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB650 and EPIB651.
Statistical models for drawing scientific inferences from longitudinal data, longitudinal study design, repeated measures and random effects to account for experimental designs that involve correlated responses, handling of missing data.
EPIB657
(Perm Req)
Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EPIB651 and EPIB652; or permission of instructor.
Overview three main areas of spatial statistics: point patterns, geostatistical data, and lattice (areal) data. Application of spatial statistical models including CSR, k-function, krigging, semivariogram, CAR, SAR, GWR, spatial GLM, and multilevel model to public health and environmental data analysis.
EPIB697
(Perm Req)
Public Health Data Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
This course is designed to provide students with the expertise needed to effectively manage research data using SAS as the statistical programming language.
EPIB785
(Perm Req)
Internship in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Epidemiology & Biostatistics department.
Internship and seminar providing an opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills in a health or allied health organization. Setting of the internship will depend upon the student's background and career goals.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EPIB786
(Perm Req)
Capstone Project in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Epidemiology & Biostatistics department.
Capstone experience providing opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to a specific public health problem or issue. Completion of project relevant to public health under the direction of an advisor.
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EPIB788
(Perm Req)
Critical Readings in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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EPIB798
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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EPIB799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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EPIB898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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EPIB899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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