Fall 2020 - HSCI 432 D100

Seminar in Epidemiology (3)

Class Number: 6308

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    HSCI 330.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The epidemiologic approach to health and disease in a population. Applying epidemiology to evaluation and policy.

COURSE DETAILS:

This upper-level undergraduate course will provide a broad overview of infectious disease epidemiology from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a special emphasis on health surveillance, study design and statistical methods. The course will build upon knowledge gained in HSCI 330 and other upper level epidemiological and statistical courses. The course will take a case-study approach which requires students to complete or participate in group activities both in and outside of class. Students will develop a research question, design an intervention and complete an abridged CIHR operating grant proposal.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

This course will provide students with a broad overview of epidemiology from an interdisciplinary perpective with special emphasis on real-world application. Students will also gain competency in interpreting and critiquing research papers in the field and crafting and presenting an abridged operating grant.

Grading

  • Group readings presentation 20%
  • Grant outline and final proposal 45%
  • Reflections 15%
  • Final presentation 20%

NOTES:

Additional information about assignments will be provided in class and on Canvas.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Articles or books will be posted on Canvas; articles that are not available must be obtained by students.  Refer to weekly breakdown of lectures for more details.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).