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Epidemiology and Population Based Health Care

Course Code: NURS 323

Credit: (3)

Pre-Requisite: BIOS 201

This course is an introduction to epidemiology and to the epidemiological approach to population-based health care. The basic principles and methods of epidemiology are presented together with many of the applications of epidemiology to clinical practice and public health. Topics include: dynamics of disease transmission, measuring occurrence of disease, validity and reliability of screening tests, randomized trials, cohort studies, case control, cross-sectional studies, inferences, bias, confounding and interaction. The laboratory session will focus on the analysis and the evaluation of epidemiological reports.