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Module/Course Description

Course Title: Epidemiology & Public Health

Course Code: UU-HCM-3010-UG


Credits: 4.00

Course Description:

Course/Module Description:

This module will introduce you to the field of epidemiology as it pertains to the practice of public health. The focus is on fundamental concepts in epidemiology, including causation, the epidemiologic triad, public health surveillance, and the natural history of disease, all grounded in the public health approach.

Course/Module Objectives:

The main objectives of the course are:

  1. To define epidemiology, and describe its origins and uses
  2. To outline and describe fundamental principles and concepts in epidemiologic approaches, including: causation, the epidemiologic triad, the social determinants of health, and the stages in the natural history of disease
  3. To define surveillance and describe its importance in the public health context
  4. To outline the components of the surveillance cycle
  5. To understand the basic theories and principles relating to biomedical ethics and consider how to apply them to the epidemiologic aspects of public health practice.

Course/Module Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the course students are expected to be able:

  1. To define Epidemiology and enhance better understanding of its Origins and Uses
  2. To outline the various uses of epidemiology in public health practice
  3. To apply Cause and Effect tactics in Epidemiology
  4. To apply Public Health Surveillance
  5. To comprehend and apply ethical theories and principles underlying the use of epidemiology in public health practice.

Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100-UG

Prerequisites Categories: Year 1, Year 2

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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