Public Health, Epidemiology (PHEP)

Subject-area course lists indicate courses currently active for offering at the University of Louisville. Not all courses are scheduled in any given academic term. For class offerings in a specific semester, refer to the Schedule of Classes.

500-level courses generally are included in both the undergraduate- and graduate-level course listings; however, specific course/section offerings may vary between semesters. Students are responsible for ensuring that they enroll in courses that are applicable to their particular academic programs.

Course Fees

Some courses may carry fees beyond the standard tuition costs to cover additional support or materials. Program-, subject- and course-specific fee information can be found on the Office of the Bursar website.


PHEP 310. Environmental Epidemiology1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Corequisite(s): PHEP 441.

Description: This course explores epidemiologic concepts and methods related to environmental health. It is intended as a companion course to be taken concurrently with PHEP 441. Concepts introduced in the PHEP 441 course will be expanded upon using examples relevant to environmental health. In addition, topics unique to environmental epidemiology will be covered.

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PHEP 441. Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): PHST 301 or MATH 109.

Description: The course explores fundamental epidemiologic concept methods for public health practice and the study of health and disease in and between populations.

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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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