Epidemiology: Course Descriptions

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Description Prerequisites
PUBHEPI 2410 Introduction to Epidemiology 3 Introduction to the study of public health; history, methods, applications, and issues in epidemiology. none
PUBHEPI 3193 Individual Studies in Epidemiology 1‐6 Individual studies in Epidemiology focusing on applied topics. Permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 3410H Honors Case Studies in Public Health 3 This is an advanced undergraduate course in epidemiology that is designed for Honors students in Public Health or a related field. Students will learn about how epidemiology is used in the field of Public Health through a case study approach. Honors standing, and 2410.
PUBHEPI 4410 Social Epidemiology 3 This is an advanced undergraduate course in epidemiology that focuses on how social factors, including (but not limited to) education, neighborhood context, economic instability, and structural and institutional racism are related to various population health outcomes. Students will learn theories that inform how social determinants of health are measured, and how epidemiologists use these measures to identify determinants of disease and ill health among populations, especially historically marginalized and underserved groups. 2410
PUBHEPI 4432 Injury: A Public Health Problem 3 This introductory course in injury prevention & control is designed primarily for upper‐division undergraduates. Students will be exposed to/learn to develop skills such as summarizing research findings, translating & communicating these findings to an identified audience, & utilizing policy & advocacy for initiating public health change as it relates to injury prevention and control. 2410, and PubHHBP 3510; or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 5411 Outbreak Investigations 3 Principles and practice of field epidemiology, including outbreak investigation and disease surveillance. 2410, or Grad Standing, or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 5412 Infectious Diseases in the Developing World 3 Introduction to the study of infectious diseases in the developing world. Recommended: 2410. Not open to students with credit for 718.
PUBHEPI 5420 Infectious Disease Modeling in Humans and Animals 3 Provides an introduction to computer models of infectious diseases and their applications. It includes lecture and laboratory and focuses on applications rather than mathematical theory. Jr. or Sr. standing, or Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 5421 Mathematics of Infectious Disease Dynamics 3 Provides an introduction to mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, including techniques for building and analyzing disease models, and discussions of calibration and comparison of models with data. This course is intended for graduate students in public health or other related disciplines and for upper level undergraduate and graduate mathematics students. Math 1152, 1172, or 153; or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 5438 Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology 3 Introduction to the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease; risk factors, specific diseases, diagnostic procedures; review of classic and current studies. 2410, 6410, or 6430; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 817.
PUBHEPI 6410 Principles of Epidemiology 3 Introduction to the nature and scope of epidemiology; survey of basic epidemiological methods and their application to selected acute and chronic health problems. For non‐majors. Not open to students with credit for 6430.
PUBHEPI 6411 Biological Basis of Public Health 3 Molecular and epidemiologic evidence of biological mechanisms in major diseases of concern for public health. Grad standing in Public Health, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 704.
PUBHEPI 6412 Basic Principles in Clinical and Translational Science 2 Identification of clinical and translational research issues, assessment of the literature, ethically responsible research, cross‐disciplinary training and mentoring. Enrollment in MPH‐CTS program, or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 6413 Conducting and Communicating Research in Clinical and Translational Science 2 Design and writing of protocol, study methods and implementation, community engagement, informatics, translational teamwork. Scientific communication skills and dissemination of clinical and translational science. Enrollment in MPH‐CTS program, or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 6414 Scientific Writing for Biomedical and Clinical Scientists 1 Writing for the peer‐reviewed literature in clinical and translational science. Enrollment in MPH‐CTS program, or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 6415 Nutrition in Public Health 3 Relationships between dietary intake and diseases affecting the public health. 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 6430 Epidemiology I 4 Introduction to the nature and scope of epidemiology; survey of basic epidemiological methods and their application to selected acute and chronic health problems. Lecture and laboratory sessions. Enrollment in MPH‐Epidemiology, or any Public Health MS or PhD program, or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 6431 Design & Implementation of Health Surveys 3 Introduction to health survey methods, with public health applications. 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 705.
PUBHEPI 6432 Injury Epidemiology 2 Introduction to injury epidemiology; historical context, trends, research methods and issues; survey of areas of injury epidemiology and prevention. 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 714.
PUBHEPI 6434 Tuberculosis: A Public Health Issue 1 Epidemiology of tuberculosis in the United States and internationally. 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.
PUBHEPI 6435 Chronic Disease Epidemiology 3 Survey of the epidemiology of chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and neurodegenerative diseases. 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 814.
PUBHEPI 6436 Infectious Disease Epidemiology 3 Introduction to the epidemiology of infectious diseases, with focus on basic methods for investigation, control, and prevention of communicable disease. 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 815.
PUBHEPI 6437 Cancer Epidemiology 3 Epidemiology of cancer, including etiology, risk factors, neoplastic processes, screening, control; application of statistical methods; molecular genetic basis of carcinogenesis. 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 816.
PUBHEPI 6440 Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology 3 Epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health and methodologic challenges unique to this area. 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 820.
PUBHEPI 6441 Women's Health Issues 3 Overview of issues related to women's health from epidemiological and behavioral perspectives. 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 818.
PUBHEPI 7193 Individual Studies in Epidemiology 1‐6 Individual Studies in Epidemiology. Permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 7194 Group Studies in Epidemiology 1‐3 Group Studies in Epidemiology. Permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 7410 Epidemiology II 4 Design of epidemiologic studies including cross‐sectional studies, case‐control studies, cohort studies, clinical trials, and group‐randomized trials. 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 711.
PUBHEPI 7411 Epidemiology in Environmental Health 3 Principles and application of epidemiologic methods in the investigation and control of health problems stemming from environmental hazards 6430, or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 7412 Principles and Procedures for Human Clinical Trials 3 Principles and procedures for clinical professionals in the design, conduct and analysis of human clinical trials. 7410 and PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 715.
PUBHEPI 7430 Epidemiology III 4 Analysis and interpretation of data from case‐control and cohort studies and from clinical trials. 7410 and 6211, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 712.
PUBHEPI 7431 Epidemiologic Methods 3 Critique and justification for methods of designing, analyzing and interpreting epidemiological data; social, historical and philosophical foundations of epidemiologic methods. PUBHEPI 7410 and PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 7450 Topics of Epidemiology 1‐6 Regular class on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in programs in the Division of Epidemiology. Enrollment in Public Health, Grad standing, and permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 7830 Phytochemicals in Human Health: Crops to the Clinic 3 Covers the function and control of phytochemicals in plants, the function of phytochemicals in human health, delivery of phytochemicals through foods in the diet, strategies when designing studies examining foods for health, and policy and sustainability considerations. Biochem 4511 (511) or 5613 (613), or equiv; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for FdScTe 7810.
PUBHEPI 7899 Seminar in Epidemiology 1‐3 Seminar on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in programs in the Division of Epidemiology. Enrollment in Public Health, Grad standing, and permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 850.
PUBHEPI 7998 Culminating Project Seminar 1 The goal of this course is to facilitate students through the process of developing their culminating project. By the end of the semester, it is expected that students will have submitted their culminating project proposals and literature reviews, culminating project approval form, and their application to the IRB and other review boards as needed. Enrollment in MPH program in Epidemiology.
PUBHEPI 8411 Epidemiology of Obesity 3 Prevalence, trends, risk factors, measurement, outcomes and issues related to obesity; critical reading and discussion of research on epidemiology of obesity. 7410 and PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 819.
PUBHEPI 8413 Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 3 Provides students with the knowledge and skills to study disease outbreaks in humans and animals using molecular biology techniques. Recommended basic knowledge of infectious diseases and molecular biology. Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for VetPrev 700 or 724.
PUBHEPI 8430 Epidemiology IV 1‐4 Students will gain hands‐on experience working with data from existing epidemiological studies. Through structured projects, students learn to develop appropriate research questions, and analyze, interpret, and present their results. PUBHEPI 7430 and PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor.
PUBHEPI 8899.01 Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology: Research Methods 1‐3 Seminar for doctoral students in epidemiology with a focus on critically reviewing research articles. Enrollment in PhD program.
PUBHEPI 8899.02 Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology: Teaching Methods 2 Seminar for doctoral students in epidemiology with a focus on teaching methods. Enrollment in PhD program.
PUBHEPI 8899.03 Introductory Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology 1 Designed for PhD students in the Division of Epidemiology. During the course of two semesters, students will be introduced to the faculty in Epidemiology and learn about their research programs and read important papers in the field of Epidemiology. Through these activities, students will be introduced to the philosophy and practice of epidemiology. Enrollment in Public Health PhD program.