Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Requirement Designation:
Quan Reason (Stat/Logic) & Quant Intensive BS
Course Attribute:
Hybrid Classes
Description
What are the major public health problems in our country and across the globe today? How do illnesses spread so quickly across a population? Why is life expectancy higher in some countries than others? Can public health policies and medical technologies control or reduce the spread of illness? Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related outcomes in population. Epidemiology is also defined as the application of statistical analyses to the control of health problems and the formation of public health interventions. Students will use real-life data to explore how epidemiologists measure morbidity, mortality, and life expectancy across a population. They will examine the various types of research methods that epidemiologists use and discover how to statistically identify the risk factors or cause of a disease.