Spring 2020 - HSCI 432 D100

Seminar in Epidemiology (3)

Class Number: 2189

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 9920, 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 disease surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, 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 also take one exam and complete an abridged CIHR operating grant proposal.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

This course will provide students with a broad overview of epidemiology with an emphasis on infectious diseases from an interdisciplinary perspective, 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

  • Readings presentation 20%
  • Exam 30%
  • Grant outline and final proposal 25%
  • Participation and attendance 10%
  • Presentation 15%

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:

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