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Spring 2018  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (60642)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. A full description of this course can be found at: http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/syllabi/
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2018  |  PUBH 6320 Section 002: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (60643)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. A full description of this course can be found at: http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/syllabi/
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~002&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2018  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (67731)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. A full description of this course can be found at: http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/syllabi/
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2018  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (60644)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. A full description of this course can be found at: http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/syllabi/
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1183

Fall 2017  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (27594)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Tue 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Malcolm Moos Health Sci Tower 1-450
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
A full description of this course can be found at: http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/syllabi/
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1179

Fall 2017  |  PUBH 6320 Section 002: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (27595)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Thu 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions D199
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~002&term=1179

Fall 2017  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (27596)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Thu 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions A110
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1179

Fall 2017  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (27773)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. A full description of this course can be found at: http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/syllabi/
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1179

Summer 2017  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (87413)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 10 wk
 
06/12/2017 - 08/18/2017
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. Course information can be found at http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320online
Class Description:
Fundamentals is an introductory course designed to provide graduate students who are not majoring in epidemiology with an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. The class will cover all the same topics as the course taken by epidemiology majors, but in somewhat less depth. PubH 6320 or an equivalent is required for obtaining an MPH in the School of Public Health or for obtaining a public health certificate in core concepts. Although you may not want to become an epidemiologist, we hope that by the end of this course, you will have developed an appreciation for the relevance of epidemiology to your own discipline and to everyday life. This class is online with no scheduled in-person sessions. The same class is taught during spring and fall semesters in both an online and in-person class. Before registering for the summer session, please carefully consider whether or not the online format is the best for your learning style. Also note that the summer course covers all of the material in the full semester course, but in only 10 weeks. There are specified dates for all assignments and quizzes and the schedule is fast-paced. Unlike some courses, this is not a "work at your own pace" class. Do not sign up for this course if you know you will miss a substantial portion of the summer session. The instructors provide incompletes only for illness and family emergencies. Students need to be competent in basic algebra to be successful in this course. There is a short online math review that is free to anyone with an x500 id number (http://cpheo.sph.umn.edu/cpheo/courses/math.html). If you do not feel comfortable with this material, the instructors advise you to refresh your skills or consider taking a basic algebra review class. Fundamentals of epidemiology consists of 14 online lessons. There are reading assignments, written lectures and practice problems for each lesson. Audio lectures are available for most of the lessons. There is a required textbook, and a number of online resources, including optional readings, resource links, and short graphic animations. It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience, that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Grading:
35% Final Exam
15% Special Projects
30% Quizzes
15% Written Homework
5% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Independently taken, online, open book
Class Format:
100% Web Based The course consists of 14 online lessons, a textbook, practice problems, and a number of online resources, including readings, resource links, and short animations.
Workload:
1 Exam(s)
1 Special Project(s)
12 Homework Assignment(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1175
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2011

Spring 2017  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (60312)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions 1250
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. For more information about this class, go to the link below. http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320inclass
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2017  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (69881)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions 1250
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. For more information about this class, go to the link below. http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320inclass
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2017  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (60314)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. For more information about this class, go to the link below. http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320online
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1173

Fall 2016  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (26789)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Tue 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions A110
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
course information available at http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320inclass
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1169

Fall 2016  |  PUBH 6320 Section 002: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (26790)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Thu 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions D199
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~002&term=1169

Fall 2016  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (26791)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Thu 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions 1250
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1169

Fall 2016  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (26972)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. course information available at http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320online
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1169

Summer 2016  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (86862)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 10 wk
 
06/13/2016 - 08/19/2016
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. Course information can be found at http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320online
Class Description:
Fundamentals is an introductory course designed to provide graduate students who are not majoring in epidemiology with an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. The class will cover all the same topics as the course taken by epidemiology majors, but in somewhat less depth. PubH 6320 or an equivalent is required for obtaining an MPH in the School of Public Health or for obtaining a public health certificate in core concepts. Although you may not want to become an epidemiologist, we hope that by the end of this course, you will have developed an appreciation for the relevance of epidemiology to your own discipline and to everyday life. This class is online with no scheduled in-person sessions. The same class is taught during spring and fall semesters in both an online and in-person class. Before registering for the summer session, please carefully consider whether or not the online format is the best for your learning style. Also note that the summer course covers all of the material in the full semester course, but in only 10 weeks. There are specified dates for all assignments and quizzes and the schedule is fast-paced. Unlike some courses, this is not a "work at your own pace" class. Do not sign up for this course if you know you will miss a substantial portion of the summer session. The instructors provide incompletes only for illness and family emergencies. Students need to be competent in basic algebra to be successful in this course. There is a short online math review that is free to anyone with an x500 id number (http://cpheo.sph.umn.edu/cpheo/courses/math.html). If you do not feel comfortable with this material, the instructors advise you to refresh your skills or consider taking a basic algebra review class. Fundamentals of epidemiology consists of 14 online lessons. There are reading assignments, written lectures and practice problems for each lesson. Audio lectures are available for most of the lessons. There is a required textbook, and a number of online resources, including optional readings, resource links, and short graphic animations. It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience, that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Grading:
35% Final Exam
15% Special Projects
30% Quizzes
15% Written Homework
5% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Independently taken, online, open book
Class Format:
100% Web Based The course consists of 14 online lessons, a textbook, practice problems, and a number of online resources, including readings, resource links, and short animations.
Workload:
1 Exam(s)
1 Special Project(s)
12 Homework Assignment(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1165
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2011

Spring 2016  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (55299)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Tue 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions A110
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. For more information about this class, go to the link below. http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320inclass
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2016  |  PUBH 6320 Section 002: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (55300)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions D199
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. For more information about this class, go to the link below. http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320inclass
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~002&term=1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2016  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (70964)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Malcolm Moos Health Sci Tower 2-118
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. For more information about this class, go to the link below. http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320inclass
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2016  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (55301)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. For more information about this class, go to the link below. http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320online
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1163

Fall 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (10814)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Tue 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions A110
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Notes:
course information available at http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320inclass
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1159

Fall 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 002: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (10815)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Thu 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions A110
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~002&term=1159

Fall 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (10816)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Thu 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions D199
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1159

Fall 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 200: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (17961)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Off Campus Rochester
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Notes:
This section is for Rochester students only.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~200&term=1159

Fall 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (17960)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. course information available at http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320online
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1159

Summer 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 200: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (84438)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 10 wk
 
06/15/2015 - 08/21/2015
Off Campus Rochester
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. Course information can be found at http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320online
Class Description:
Fundamentals is an introductory course designed to provide graduate students who are not majoring in epidemiology with an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. The class will cover all the same topics as the course taken by epidemiology majors, but in somewhat less depth. PubH 6320 or an equivalent is required for obtaining an MPH in the School of Public Health or for obtaining a public health certificate in core concepts. Although you may not want to become an epidemiologist, we hope that by the end of this course, you will have developed an appreciation for the relevance of epidemiology to your own discipline and to everyday life. This class is online with no scheduled in-person sessions. The same class is taught during spring and fall semesters in both an online and in-person class. Before registering for the summer session, please carefully consider whether or not the online format is the best for your learning style. Also note that the summer course covers all of the material in the full semester course, but in only 10 weeks. There are specified dates for all assignments and quizzes and the schedule is fast-paced. Unlike some courses, this is not a "work at your own pace" class. Do not sign up for this course if you know you will miss a substantial portion of the summer session. The instructors provide incompletes only for illness and family emergencies. Students need to be competent in basic algebra to be successful in this course. There is a short online math review that is free to anyone with an x500 id number (http://cpheo.sph.umn.edu/cpheo/courses/math.html). If you do not feel comfortable with this material, the instructors advise you to refresh your skills or consider taking a basic algebra review class. Fundamentals of epidemiology consists of 14 online lessons. There are reading assignments, written lectures and practice problems for each lesson. Audio lectures are available for most of the lessons. There is a required textbook, and a number of online resources, including optional readings, resource links, and short graphic animations. It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience, that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Grading:
35% Final Exam
15% Special Projects
30% Quizzes
15% Written Homework
5% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Independently taken, online, open book
Class Format:
100% Web Based The course consists of 14 online lessons, a textbook, practice problems, and a number of online resources, including readings, resource links, and short animations.
Workload:
1 Exam(s)
1 Special Project(s)
12 Homework Assignment(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~200&term=1155
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2011

Summer 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (82692)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 10 wk
 
06/15/2015 - 08/21/2015
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. Course information can be found at http://z.umn.edu/pubh6320online
Class Description:
Fundamentals is an introductory course designed to provide graduate students who are not majoring in epidemiology with an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. The class will cover all the same topics as the course taken by epidemiology majors, but in somewhat less depth. PubH 6320 or an equivalent is required for obtaining an MPH in the School of Public Health or for obtaining a public health certificate in core concepts. Although you may not want to become an epidemiologist, we hope that by the end of this course, you will have developed an appreciation for the relevance of epidemiology to your own discipline and to everyday life. This class is online with no scheduled in-person sessions. The same class is taught during spring and fall semesters in both an online and in-person class. Before registering for the summer session, please carefully consider whether or not the online format is the best for your learning style. Also note that the summer course covers all of the material in the full semester course, but in only 10 weeks. There are specified dates for all assignments and quizzes and the schedule is fast-paced. Unlike some courses, this is not a "work at your own pace" class. Do not sign up for this course if you know you will miss a substantial portion of the summer session. The instructors provide incompletes only for illness and family emergencies. Students need to be competent in basic algebra to be successful in this course. There is a short online math review that is free to anyone with an x500 id number (http://cpheo.sph.umn.edu/cpheo/courses/math.html). If you do not feel comfortable with this material, the instructors advise you to refresh your skills or consider taking a basic algebra review class. Fundamentals of epidemiology consists of 14 online lessons. There are reading assignments, written lectures and practice problems for each lesson. Audio lectures are available for most of the lessons. There is a required textbook, and a number of online resources, including optional readings, resource links, and short graphic animations. It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience, that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Grading:
35% Final Exam
15% Special Projects
30% Quizzes
15% Written Homework
5% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Independently taken, online, open book
Class Format:
100% Web Based The course consists of 14 online lessons, a textbook, practice problems, and a number of online resources, including readings, resource links, and short animations.
Workload:
1 Exam(s)
1 Special Project(s)
12 Homework Assignment(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1155
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2011

Spring 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (56000)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions A110
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 002: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (56001)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions A110
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students needing a persmission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~002&term=1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (69886)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions D199
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students needing a persmission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 200: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (56132)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Off Campus Rochester
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~200&term=1153

Spring 2015  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (56002)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Off Campus
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations. prereq: AHC or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students needing a persmission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1153

Fall 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (10884)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Tue 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions A110
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1149

Fall 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 002: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (10885)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Thu 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions A110
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~002&term=1149

Fall 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (10886)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Thu 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions D199
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1149

Fall 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 200: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (18756)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Off Campus Rochester
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
This section is for Rochester students only.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~200&term=1149

Fall 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 320: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (18755)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Off Campus
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~320&term=1149

Summer 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (84139)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 10 wk
 
06/16/2014 - 08/22/2014
Off Campus
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Fundamentals is an introductory course designed to provide graduate students who are not majoring in epidemiology with an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. The class will cover all the same topics as the course taken by epidemiology majors, but in somewhat less depth. PubH 6320 or an equivalent is required for obtaining an MPH in the School of Public Health or for obtaining a public health certificate in core concepts. Although you may not want to become an epidemiologist, we hope that by the end of this course, you will have developed an appreciation for the relevance of epidemiology to your own discipline and to everyday life. This class is online with no scheduled in-person sessions. The same class is taught during spring and fall semesters in both an online and in-person class. Before registering for the summer session, please carefully consider whether or not the online format is the best for your learning style. Also note that the summer course covers all of the material in the full semester course, but in only 10 weeks. There are specified dates for all assignments and quizzes and the schedule is fast-paced. Unlike some courses, this is not a "work at your own pace" class. Do not sign up for this course if you know you will miss a substantial portion of the summer session. The instructors provide incompletes only for illness and family emergencies. Students need to be competent in basic algebra to be successful in this course. There is a short online math review that is free to anyone with an x500 id number (http://cpheo.sph.umn.edu/cpheo/courses/math.html). If you do not feel comfortable with this material, the instructors advise you to refresh your skills or consider taking a basic algebra review class. Fundamentals of epidemiology consists of 14 online lessons. There are reading assignments, written lectures and practice problems for each lesson. Audio lectures are available for most of the lessons. There is a required textbook, and a number of online resources, including optional readings, resource links, and short graphic animations. It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience, that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Grading:
35% Final Exam
15% Special Projects
30% Quizzes
15% Written Homework
5% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Independently taken, online, open book
Class Format:
100% Web Based The course consists of 14 online lessons, a textbook, practice problems, and a number of online resources, including readings, resource links, and short animations.
Workload:
1 Exam(s)
1 Special Project(s)
12 Homework Assignment(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1145
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2011

Summer 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 200: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (86036)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 10 wk
 
06/16/2014 - 08/22/2014
Off Campus Rochester
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Description:
Fundamentals is an introductory course designed to provide graduate students who are not majoring in epidemiology with an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. The class will cover all the same topics as the course taken by epidemiology majors, but in somewhat less depth. PubH 6320 or an equivalent is required for obtaining an MPH in the School of Public Health or for obtaining a public health certificate in core concepts. Although you may not want to become an epidemiologist, we hope that by the end of this course, you will have developed an appreciation for the relevance of epidemiology to your own discipline and to everyday life. This class is online with no scheduled in-person sessions. The same class is taught during spring and fall semesters in both an online and in-person class. Before registering for the summer session, please carefully consider whether or not the online format is the best for your learning style. Also note that the summer course covers all of the material in the full semester course, but in only 10 weeks. There are specified dates for all assignments and quizzes and the schedule is fast-paced. Unlike some courses, this is not a "work at your own pace" class. Do not sign up for this course if you know you will miss a substantial portion of the summer session. The instructors provide incompletes only for illness and family emergencies. Students need to be competent in basic algebra to be successful in this course. There is a short online math review that is free to anyone with an x500 id number (http://cpheo.sph.umn.edu/cpheo/courses/math.html). If you do not feel comfortable with this material, the instructors advise you to refresh your skills or consider taking a basic algebra review class. Fundamentals of epidemiology consists of 14 online lessons. There are reading assignments, written lectures and practice problems for each lesson. Audio lectures are available for most of the lessons. There is a required textbook, and a number of online resources, including optional readings, resource links, and short graphic animations. It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience, that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Grading:
35% Final Exam
15% Special Projects
30% Quizzes
15% Written Homework
5% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Independently taken, online, open book
Class Format:
100% Web Based The course consists of 14 online lessons, a textbook, practice problems, and a number of online resources, including readings, resource links, and short animations.
Workload:
1 Exam(s)
1 Special Project(s)
12 Homework Assignment(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~200&term=1145
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2011

Spring 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (61230)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Tue 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Nils Hasselmo Hall 2-101
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 002: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (61231)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Weaver-Densford Hall W2-120
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a persmission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~002&term=1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (61232)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions 1250
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a persmission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. Students are enrolled for this section through lab sec. 002
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1143

Spring 2014  |  PUBH 6320 Section 004: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (61233)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Off Campus
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a persmission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~004&term=1143

Fall 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (16541)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Tue 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Malcolm Moos Health Sci Tower 2-690
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1139

Fall 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 002: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (16542)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Thu 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Weaver-Densford Hall W2-110
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. class will meet in Moos 2-690 on Oct. 17 and Dec. 5th.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~002&term=1139

Fall 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (16543)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Thu 03:35PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions D325
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu. Class will meet in room Moos 2-690 on Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Dec. 5th.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1139

Fall 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 005: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (24811)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Off Campus
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~005&term=1139

Fall 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 200: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (24812)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Off Campus Rochester
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
This section is for Rochester students only.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~200&term=1139

Summer 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (84643)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 10 wk
 
06/17/2013 - 08/23/2013
Off Campus
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a permission number to register should contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Fundamentals is an introductory course designed to provide graduate students who are not majoring in epidemiology with an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. The class will cover all the same topics as the course taken by epidemiology majors, but in somewhat less depth. PubH 6320 or an equivalent is required for obtaining an MPH in the School of Public Health or for obtaining a public health certificate in core concepts. Although you may not want to become an epidemiologist, we hope that by the end of this course, you will have developed an appreciation for the relevance of epidemiology to your own discipline and to everyday life. This class is online with no scheduled in-person sessions. The same class is taught during spring and fall semesters in both an online and in-person class. Before registering for the summer session, please carefully consider whether or not the online format is the best for your learning style. Also note that the summer course covers all of the material in the full semester course, but in only 10 weeks. There are specified dates for all assignments and quizzes and the schedule is fast-paced. Unlike some courses, this is not a "work at your own pace" class. Do not sign up for this course if you know you will miss a substantial portion of the summer session. The instructors provide incompletes only for illness and family emergencies. Students need to be competent in basic algebra to be successful in this course. There is a short online math review that is free to anyone with an x500 id number (http://cpheo.sph.umn.edu/cpheo/courses/math.html). If you do not feel comfortable with this material, the instructors advise you to refresh your skills or consider taking a basic algebra review class. Fundamentals of epidemiology consists of 14 online lessons. There are reading assignments, written lectures and practice problems for each lesson. Audio lectures are available for most of the lessons. There is a required textbook, and a number of online resources, including optional readings, resource links, and short graphic animations. It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience, that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Grading:
35% Final Exam
15% Special Projects
30% Quizzes
15% Written Homework
5% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Independently taken, online, open book
Class Format:
100% Web Based The course consists of 14 online lessons, a textbook, practice problems, and a number of online resources, including readings, resource links, and short animations.
Workload:
1 Exam(s)
1 Special Project(s)
12 Homework Assignment(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1135
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2011

Summer 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 200: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (86659)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 10 wk
 
06/17/2013 - 08/23/2013
Off Campus Rochester
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Description:
Fundamentals is an introductory course designed to provide graduate students who are not majoring in epidemiology with an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. The class will cover all the same topics as the course taken by epidemiology majors, but in somewhat less depth. PubH 6320 or an equivalent is required for obtaining an MPH in the School of Public Health or for obtaining a public health certificate in core concepts. Although you may not want to become an epidemiologist, we hope that by the end of this course, you will have developed an appreciation for the relevance of epidemiology to your own discipline and to everyday life. This class is online with no scheduled in-person sessions. The same class is taught during spring and fall semesters in both an online and in-person class. Before registering for the summer session, please carefully consider whether or not the online format is the best for your learning style. Also note that the summer course covers all of the material in the full semester course, but in only 10 weeks. There are specified dates for all assignments and quizzes and the schedule is fast-paced. Unlike some courses, this is not a "work at your own pace" class. Do not sign up for this course if you know you will miss a substantial portion of the summer session. The instructors provide incompletes only for illness and family emergencies. Students need to be competent in basic algebra to be successful in this course. There is a short online math review that is free to anyone with an x500 id number (http://cpheo.sph.umn.edu/cpheo/courses/math.html). If you do not feel comfortable with this material, the instructors advise you to refresh your skills or consider taking a basic algebra review class. Fundamentals of epidemiology consists of 14 online lessons. There are reading assignments, written lectures and practice problems for each lesson. Audio lectures are available for most of the lessons. There is a required textbook, and a number of online resources, including optional readings, resource links, and short graphic animations. It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience, that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Grading:
35% Final Exam
15% Special Projects
30% Quizzes
15% Written Homework
5% Class Participation
Exam Format:
Independently taken, online, open book
Class Format:
100% Web Based The course consists of 14 online lessons, a textbook, practice problems, and a number of online resources, including readings, resource links, and short animations.
Workload:
1 Exam(s)
1 Special Project(s)
12 Homework Assignment(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: It is estimated, based on the credit load and student experience that this class requires about 13 hours a week during the semester and about 17-20 hours per week during the summer session.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~200&term=1135
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2011

Spring 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 001: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (56776)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Weaver-Densford Hall W2-110
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~001&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 002: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (56777)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Mayo Bldg/Additions 1250
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a persmission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~002&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 003: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (56778)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Thu 08:00AM - 09:55AM
UMTC, East Bank
Malcolm Moos Health Sci Tower 2-118
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a persmission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, is a one-semester, introductory course designed for graduate students who are not majoring in Epidemiology. In this course, we hope to provide an understanding of the basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations. As you will soon discover, we define health very broadly and the types of questions we try to answer are infinitely varied. This happens as new health conditions arise (e.g., SARS), new methods are developed to better elucidate mechanisms by which disease occurs (e.g., genetic and molecular epidemiology), previous health conditions take on new importance (e.g., tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance, obesity) or epidemiologic methods are applied to problems in the domain of other disciplines (e.g., violence prevention). This variety is what makes Epidemiology an exciting and useful endeavor! We will cover all the same topics as the course taken by Epidemiology majors (PubH 6341), but in somewhat less depth. We would encourage those who think they may be serious about epidemiology to consider taking PubH 6341, available in fall semester. Alternatively, if PubH 6320 whets your appetite for the discipline, you may take PubH 6342 (Epi Methods II) if you earn at least an A- in PubH 6320 and at least a B- in a Biostatistics class. If you think you might want to continue with Epi Methods III and IV, you will need to take Biostats II (PubH 6452). This is an introductory course, it cannot be all things to all students. Some students have considerable experience upon entry, others have none. If you have little experience, you will particularly benefit from reading several texts. If you have considerable experience, and find yourself bored, I recommend you read in more depth than is required. This course has two components?lecture and lab. In addition to a lecture style of teaching, I am interested in trying out new techniques to foster learning in this course. These techniques may be new to many of you, and will include (but are not limited to) small group cooperative problem-solving during the lecture, use of the one-minute paper, and frequent course evaluations to help us improve the course as we go along. Lab sessions will primarily utilize a cooperative learning teaching strategy. In cooperative learning, students work as a team to discuss topics and improve their understanding of material. Each team member is responsible for learning what is taught and helping their fellow teammates learn. Working as a team is relevant to your training because tackling public health issues and problems frequently involves working as a team to arrive at a solution. The TAs will provide assistance as needed and facilitate discussion for selected problems.
Grading:
40% Midterm Exam
35% Final Exam
10% Attendance
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "Mid Exam" = 2 midterms, worth 20% of grade each. "Other Evaluation" = completion of lab exercises. Students may earn up to 2% extra credit by participating in the weekly 1-minute paper.
Workload:
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~003&term=1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2007

Spring 2013  |  PUBH 6320 Section 004: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (56779)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture Workaround
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Internet Delivered (non-ODL)
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Off Campus Twin Cities
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts of epidemiology. Etiology, distribution. Control of diseases in human populations.
Class Notes:
Students needing a persmission number to register, contact Andrea Kish at kish@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PUBH6320~004&term=1133

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