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San Diego State University, School of Public Health

Fall and Spring 2018: PH 601 Epidemiology (Graduate students from public health)

The course covers the basics of epidemiology including the distribution and determinants of diseases, epidemiologic measurement, epidemiologic study designs and their analysis, screening, and the role of epidemiology in public health.

Spring 2019: PH 700A: Social Epidemiology (Graduate students, usually from public health or social sciences)

The course covers key concepts in social epidemiology. It explores conceptual frameworks, key literature as well as defines how new disease risk factors and well known exposures are differentially allocated within societies because of social interactions and disparities. The course then moves on to deal with methodologies, including measurement issues and study design in social epidemiology, and finally  conclude with strengths and challenges of social interventions as they relate to policy, including a culminating student project.

Summer 2019: Global Health in Peru (Graduate and undergraduate students)

This three-week study abroad course will expose students to public health issues in the beautiful mountainous state of Cusco, Peru in South America. The course will be conducted together with a local non-profit organization, with students staying in the homes of Peruvian families. Together with community partners in Peru, students will engage with local communities to address numerous public health issues of both local and global concern, including non-communicable disease challenges, emerging infectious diseases, sanitation, and environmental pollution. For more information: https://sdsu-sa.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=11199

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University of Arizona (previously)

Fall every year: EPID 671: Social Epidemiology (Graduate students, usually from public health or social sciences)

Spring: EPID 479: Infections and Epidemics (Undergraduate students, with basic training in introductory epidemiology)

This course covers the basics of infectious disease epidemiology, including epidemics and emerging diseases, the interplay between disease and ecology of the human community, epidemiologic methods relevant to infectious disease, how diseases are diagnosed, transmitted and prevented and political, economic and societal implications are discussed. The class utilizes a combination of lectures, discussions, multimedia and activities, including case studies and outbreak investigations. Students put on the hat of a disease control investigator to help with (we hope) eventual disease elimination.

Summer 2017: EPID 309: Introduction to Epidemiology (Study abroad, Undergraduate students, as part of the Accelerated Public Health Cohort 10 week summer program at INSP in Cuernavaca, Mexico)

This course introduces students to basic principles and methods used in epidemiology. The course is highly interactive and includes basic research designs, estimating outcome measures, and establishing cause and effect and effectiveness of interventions to prevent and cure disease.
UA students