Public Health - Epidemiology (PHEP)

PHEP 501. Introduction to Epidemiology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: Basic epidemiological methods are presented: terminology; study design; issues of contemporary practice; basic skills for interacting with epidemiologists, reading disease control literature, and drawing on epidemiological concepts.

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PHEP 602. Epidemiological Methods3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHEP 501 and enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course reviews the design, performance, and analysis of epidemiological research studies.

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PHEP 604. Epidemiology of Infectious Disease2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course will discuss the epidemiology and prevention of infectious disease.

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PHEP 605. Research in Infectious Disease1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in PHEP 604.

Description: This course provides students with an opportunity to expand the content of epidemiology of infectious disease with a research project.

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PHEP 606. Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: The course examines basic principles of Mendelian inheritance in humans and the fundamentals of genetic action in relation to disease etiology.

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PHEP 607. Epidemiology of Cancer2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This is a survey course of the descriptive epidemiology and clinical studies in practice nationally for research on cancer outcomes in the United States and Europe.

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PHEP 608. Research in Cancer1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in PHEP 607.

Description: This course provides students with an opportunity to expand the content of epidemiology of cancer with a site-specific, directed research experience.

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PHEP 609. Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course provides an opportunity for students to address the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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PHEP 610. Research in Cardiovascular Disease1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in PHEP 609.

Description: This course provides students with an opportunity to expand the content of epidemiology of cardiovascular disease with a research project.

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PHEP 611. Nutritional Epidemiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course examines epidemiologic methodology in relation to nutritional measures and the epidemiology of nutritional diseases and disorders.

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PHEP 613. Epidemiology of Aging and Disability3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course covers the principles and methods of epidemiology as applied to the study of aging. Major research issues in aging epidemiology and methods to study them will be presented.

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PHEP 614. Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of clinical epidemiology, including epidemiological study designs and methods applied in clinical research for determining the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic criteria, efficacy of treatments and interventions, and evaluating prognosis and outcomes.

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PHEP 615. Foundations of Global Maternal and Child Heath3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course provides an overview of global maternal and child health (MCH), including both international and U.S. contexts. The course introduce the main components of MCH, MCH history, programs and policies, data sources, epidemiologic issues, and specific MCH challenges for the future. The primary goals of the course are to introduce masters and doctoral students to the issues that affect the health of women and children. This course will incorporate various theories and perspectives, such as the life course perspective; human growth and development; biological, environmental, and social factors related to maternal and child health. This is a survey course that will cover MCH theory, policy, programs, epidemiology, child growth and development, maternal health, and environmental aspects of health. Cross-cutting themes will include socioeconomic aspects, data and epidemiology, and policy.

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PHEP 616. Disease Surveillance and Health Statistics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHEP 501 and enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course reviews the basic concepts and terminology of disease surveillance and covers the spectrum of health statistics, including population censuses, health surveys and disease reporting systems.

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PHEP 617. Field Epidemiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHEP 501 and enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course focuses on the practical aspects of doing field epidemiology.

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PHEP 618. Epidemiologic Methods II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course reviews epidemiological methods including stratified and logistic regression analysis, survival and proportional hazards modeling and strategies for model building in multivariate analysis.

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PHEP 619. Biology of Disease in Populations3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course provides an overview of the biology and basic pathophysiology of common acute and chronic diseases and conditions from the epidemiologic perspective.

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PHEP 620. Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHEP 621 and enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course offers an overview of selected topics in environmental and occupational epidemiology and methods for studying environmental and occupational determinants of disease.

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PHEP 621. Statistical Foundations for Epidemiology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the MS program in Epidemiology or the Public Health Sciences PhD program with specialization in Epidemiology.

Description: This course introduces essential statistical concepts and foundations for epidemiology students to exercise statistical theory as applied to epidemiologic problem-solving.

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PHEP 622. Population Pathology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the MS program in Epidemiology or the Public Health Sciences PhD program with specialization in Epidemiology.

Description: This course introduces students to the physiologic measures and biomarkers that are used by public health researchers and practioners to assess the health status of populations.

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PHEP 623. Theoretical Foundations of Epidemiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the MS program in Epidemiology or the Public Health Sciences PhD program specialization in Epidemiology.

Description: This course provides an overview of the history of epidemiology, the development of theory, study designs and methods, and ethical and legal issues in the translation of epidemiologic findings into public health policy.

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PHEP 624. Methods in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, PHEP 501.

Description: This course allows students to pursue foundational studies in the epidemiology of reproduction and maternal/child health with an emphasis on the biology of reproduction, epidemiological studies, and maternal and perinatal health.

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PHEP 625. Child Health & Development3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course focuses on the core processes of human health and development from infancy through adolescence in global contexts covering the developed and developing worlds. This course covers developmental theories, issues and research findings related to physical growth and cognitive, emotional, and social development. This course also covers evaluation and efficacy of popular early intervention programs and policies designed to enhance development in at risk populations of children. Cross-cutting themes will include socioeconomic and cultural aspects of growth and development, epidemiology of disease, data sources, and policy considerations.

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PHEP 626. Introduction to Social Epidemiology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course is an introduction to Social Epidemiology, with an emphasis on the theoretical underpinning of social epidemiology and methodologic issues, including definition/measurement of social constructs, appropriate research designs, and analytic approaches. Topics used as lens for understanding social epidemiologic theory and methods focus on global and domestic maternal and child health.

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PHEP 627. Survey Research Methods3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the MPH program in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences and PHEP 501.

Description: This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of survey research methods. It will focus on all aspects of the survey research process, from sampling, design of instruments prior to data collection, including online instruments, and including analysis of survey data and reporting. Students will learn about sources of bias, psychometrics (assessing validity and reliability), measurement theory, and ethical issues. They will also gain first-hand experience of survey analysis using applied techniques.

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PHEP 647. Epidemiology Data Management & Analytics Lab2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): PHEP 602 or concurrently.

Description: Graduate student in public health services will learn to analyze epidemiologic data using the Epi info and SAS statistical packages for Windows.

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PHEP 648. Data Management and Analysis for Epidemiology I1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: Students learn how to capture, recode, transform, store, and retrieve epidemiologic data, and generate descriptive statistics, using Microsoft Access and Base Statistical Analysis System (SAS/BASE) for Windows.

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PHEP 649. Data Management and Analysis for Epidemiology II1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): PHEP 648 and enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: Public health science students learn how to analyze epidemiologic data using the statistical package of Statistical Analysis System (SAS/STAT) for Windows.

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PHEP 650. Advanced Topics in Epidemiology1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity to address issues in Epidemiology not covered in the regularly offered curriculum.

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PHEP 655. Emerging Issues in Epidemiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHEP 501 and enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course is an overview of emerging topics in epidemiology. Emphasis is on the role that practicing epidemiologists have played or are playing in current public health events.

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PHEP 666. Masters Independent Study in Epidemiology and Population Health1-6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the MS in Epidemiology or the MPH concentration in Epidemiology and Population Health.

Description: Course allows masters students to pursue advanced study with faculty guidance on a topic related to epidemiology and population health.

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PHEP 701. Advanced Epidemiologic Methods3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the MS program in Epidemiology or the Public Health Sciences PhD program with specialization in Epidemiology.

Description: This course covers advanced statistical methods used in epidemiologic research including: multivariable logistic regression, Cox Proportional Hazards, multivariate analysis, meta-analysis, longitudinal data analysis, and structural equation models.

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PHEP 702. Epidemiologic Research Management3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Public Health Sciences PhD program with specialization in Epidemiology.

Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the practical methods necessary for conducting epidemiologic research including study design, regulations, databases, sampling, recruitment and tracking, instrument design, and data quality control.

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PHEP 703. Computational Epidemiology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): PHEP 621, PHEP 623, PHEP 618, and PHEP 701; Instructor permission is required for MS Epidemiology students.

Description: This course provides an intensive review of common and statistical and machine learning techniques used in computational epidemiology with hands-on application to existing or simulated datasets under a variety of study designs.

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PHEP 750. Seminars in Epidemiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Public Health Sciences PhD program with specialization in Epidemiology.

Description: Doctoral students engage with faculty as junior-peers to develop skills such as research proposal writing, grant budgeting, peer review, manuscript preparation, oral and poster presentation.

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PHEP 777. Dissertation Research3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of Doctoral Qualifying Examination for Public Health Sciences PhD program with specialization in Epidemiology.

Description: This course is for mentored dissertation research in the PhD Program in Epidemiology.

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PHEP 778. Doctoral Independent Study in Epidemiology and Population Health1-6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the PhD program in Public Health Sciences with specialization in Epidemiology.

Description: Course allows doctoral students to pursue advanced study with faculty guidance on a topic related to epidemiology and population health.

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