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EPIM 6022 Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology ()



Course Description:

This course will cover epidemiological methodologies that are applicable to the study of infectious diseases. At the end of the course, participants will be able to: describe mathematical models used to study the transmission of infectious diseases; describe the effect of mixing patterns on infectious diseases; calculate vaccine efficacy and effectiveness; describe issues related to seroepidemiological studies; describe methods used to measure infectivity; describe the methodologies used in the study of respiratory, fecal-oral, vector borne, and sexually transmitted diseases; describe the use of statistical process control, pareto, and rate run charting in healthcare epidemiology; differentiate an infectious from a chronic event; describe the basic principles of geographical information system (GIS) in mapping infectious disease events; and evaluate an infectious disease program.

Prerequisites: EPIM 5002 Introduction to Epidemiology and BISM 5001 Introduction to Biostatistics and Fundamentals of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (if student has no background in infectious diseases or biology)

Fall and Spring