POP 508 / SPI 598 Epidemiology




Course covers the basic concepts and methods of epidemiology and demonstrates how these can be applied to improve population health and reduce health inequities. Topics include: measuring the health of the population, understanding the causes of poor health, developing interventions for improving health, translating evidence into practice, and evaluating the impact of policies and programs. Key epidemiological concepts such as association, bias and confounding are covered, as well as the main epidemiological study designs.