NLX 466 - Epidemiology

3 credits ( 3 didactic hours )

Description:

This course represents the research component of the Leadership in Health Care Systems Master's Program and will prepare students with advanced research competencies. The course presents (a) the theoretical, methodological, and statistical concepts used in the development and evaluation of population-based health research, programs and services; and (b) the foundations of epidemiology and population-based practice. Emphasis is placed on application of epidemiological methods and strategies in the conduct and evaluation of population-based health research and outcomes. This course provides in-depth coverage of epidemiological principles and methods including natural history of disease, dynamics of disease etiology and transmission, measures of population morbidity and mortality, diagnostics and screening tests, risk exposure, population health disparities, structural and community-based interventions, health services evaluation, cost-effectiveness, and epidemiology and public policy.

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