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Graduate Catalog 2013-14

HCM 590 Population Health and Epidemiology

Examines the many facets of public health in developing and developed countries of the world. This course allows students to examine the economic, social, political, demographic, cultural and environmental determinants of health and diseases, morbidity and mortality in populations. The analysis occurs within the framework of policy, public health, and program planning. Epidemiologic methods for the control of conditions such as infectious and chronic diseases, mental disorders, community and environmental health hazards, and unintentional injuries are discussed. Other topics include quantitative aspects of epidemiology, for example, data sources, measures of morbidity and mortality, evaluation of association and causality, and study design. (3)

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