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2022-23 ATSU University Catalog 
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EPID 6200 - Epidemiology

3.5 credit hours

This course examines the study of disease in populations from a public health perspective, a foundation for the integration of primary care and public health. Topics covered include data sources and management, surveillance/outbreak investigation, study design, sampling, data analysis and causation. The tools acquired allow students to apply research findings to individual patient care, population health and public policy. Additional tools include the fundamentals necessary for evidence-based practice. Specific learning objectives are provided for each topic presented. Students apply knowledge by developing “community projects” and submitting applications to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Students work in teams on either “research” or “best practice/innovation” projects. Each team starts with a needs assessment in their community. Students work together to develop project ideas, research questions, hypotheses and potential plans. All projects must be related to the social determinants of health and the tenants of Osteopathic Medicine.