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HLTH 475. Epidemiology

Credits: 3
Department: Kinesiology
Description: Patterns of health and disease in populations and connections with beneficial and adverse behaviors and exposures. Analysis of the frequency and distribution of illness and disability among and within populations.
Prerequisites: Majors only or permission of instructor, STAT 239 or SOC 304
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Define epidemiology, what epidemiologists do in their field and list the purposes and uses of epidemiology.
2. Define the concepts of incidence and prevalence.
3. Define and provide examples that illustrate the concepts of epidemics and outbreaks at the national and international level.
4. Describe the epidemiology triangle, and the disease concepts of transmission, modes, and the chain of infection.
5. Differentiate between the major elements of communicable disease prevention and control, including; environment, host, quarantine, infection control, and preventive measures at the national and international level.

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