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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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HSC 330 - Epidemiology


Units: 3
Meaning, scope, and applications of epidemiology to public health practice and the use of vital statistics (descriptive epidemiology and measurement of disease occurrence) and research data in the scientific appraisal of community health challenges. Lecture Units: 2; Activity Units: 1.

Prerequisites: One of: STAT 100, STAT 110, STAT 303A.
Credit Restrictions: Not open for credit for students who have completed BIOL 3410.
Equivalent Quarter Course: HSC 3410.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate the role and relevance of epidemiology as a tool to address public health problems, without achieving mastery of the methods.
  2. Demonstrate performance of basic epidemiological calculations describing a public health problem (magnitude, prevalence, incidence, person, place, and time).
  3. Classify and compare the most commonly used epidemiologic study designs.
  4. Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data by identifying sources of error, concepts of bias, or confounding.
  5. Critique the ethical issues surrounding epidemiology research.




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