Certified in Epidemiology

  • by pdilms
  • Course level: Intermediate


Course Description

Fundamentals of Epidemiology I is the first half of a course that introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied to public health problems. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of populations. Topics include the dynamic behaviour of disease; usage of rates, ratios and proportions; methods of direct and indirect adjustment, and clinical life table which measures and describes the extent of disease problems.

Various epidemiologic study designs for investigating associations between risk factors and disease outcomes are also introduced, culminating with criteria for causal inferences. The application of these disciplines in the areas of health services, screening, genetics, and environment policy are presented. The influence of epidemiology and biostatistics on legal and ethical issues are also discussed.

Topics for this course

11 Lessons


Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Biostatistics and Epidemiology within the Paradigm of Public Health
Application of Biostatistics to Epidemiology I
Epidemiologic Investigation
Principles of Epidemiology


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