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Epidemiology
EPIDEMIOLOGY
CLASS CODE: HS 470 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The study of the distribution of diseases and pathophysiological conditions of humans and of factors which influence their occurrence. The course requires an understanding of the statistical principles.
DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to the field of epidemiological practices and addresses the skills needed to understand the use of
statistic methods in the disease process and other health issues that are affecting mankind in the modern world. The course also
emphasizes the research, knowledge, vocabulary, and skills needed for a career in health care, community health, and health education. The course examines the methods used to illustrate health information in the statistical and epidemiological format. The course addresses use of charting, graphing and statistical analysis in the occurrence of disease and health conditions within a defined group or population.
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OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to: 1) provide a concise definition of epidemiology and the many terms that are used in the field of
epidemiological practices, 2) understand the specific areas covered by epidemiological practices, 3) understand the statistical
processes of epidemiology, 4) understand the educational processes of epidemiology, 5) understand the past and what the future
might bring to health care and the disease process, 6) understand the use of charting and graphing of diseases, health problems
and concerns of U.S. communities and schools.
REQUIREMENTS: 4 exams of 100 points each, 14 exercises of 10 points each.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002