PA 606 : Medical Epidemiology
This online course will explore how the study of epidemiology is applied to the discipline of medicine. The course will review general definitions of epidemiology,disease transmission,measures of outcome of disease(morbidity and mortality) and screening methods to measure disease. In addition,the study of preventative and the therapeutic intervention, through randomized trials,will be explored. The second phase of the course will review study design (ie., case control) and how it is applied to identify cause for disease states. The final phase of the course will review how genetic and environmental factors influence diseases and how molecular biology plays a role in medical epidemiology.