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PHS416 One-Health Course Page

Description: "One Health" is an emerging paradigm in public and veterinary health which recognizes that human, animal and environmental health are interlinked. The course will address food and water safety, the increase in prevalence of antibiotic resistant organisms, emerging infectious zoonotic diseases, environmental protection and environmental sustainability, emphasizing the interaction of these diverse yet interconnected disciplines in protecting the health of populations. Graduate students may not register for credit (see PHS 516). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 416, 516 or PHS 416, 516. Prerequisite: AN SC 310, PHYSL 210 or ZOOL 241/242.

PHS500 INTRO HEALTH SYSTEMS & POLICY Course Page
No description available for this course.
PHS504 Advocacy for Public Health Course Page

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the exciting world of public health advocacy and reflect the realities health policy in Canada today. It is expected that the class will become actively engaged in one of several group projects to develop an advocacy campaign.

PHS505 Fundamentals of Public Health Course Page

Description: This course provides an overview of the various disciplines making up and impacting on public health. Discussions will cover the Canadian health care system, infectious and chronic disease epidemiology and control, environmental health, occupational health, health care evaluation, disease prevention, health promotion, and disease and exposure assessment.

PHS506 Public Health Biology Course Page

Description: Provides an understanding of the biology of human health and disease as it affects public health. Normal biochemistry, physiology and immunology of healthy humans. Exploration of mechanisms responsible for genetic, nutritional, infectious, toxic and chronic diseases and their effects on human populations. Factors affecting human health and disease during stages of human development including infancy, youth, reproduction, pregnancy and aging. Examine the basis for current health promotion, disease prevention and control strategies.

PHS507 Emergency Preparedness, Planning and Response Course Page

Description: Examines fundamental concepts in emergency preparedness, planning and management practices. Topics disaster epidemiology, natural history of emergencies including weather, war, chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear, rapid epidemiologic assessment, strategy of emergency management including risk and vulnerability analysis, command and control systems, business continuity planning, integrated responses with agencies involved in response operations.

PHS508 Health Inequities Course Page

Description: This course is designed to prepare students to understand, and apply appropriately, concepts related to health inequities; and to critically assess research in this area. The course will have a core section for all students, with two options: Addressing Health Inequities (designed for Public Health practitioners), and Researching Health Inequities (appropriate for students in research degree programs). Prerequisite: SPH 501, PHS 505, or PHS 604.

PHS509A FIELD PRACTICUM Course Page

Description: Public health practice is an integral part of the MPH degree. The practicum is a full-time hands on experience in a public health work setting. It provides the opportunity for students to integrate and synthesize public health philosophy, theory and practice through application and critical assessment. Students contribute to a community or organization's capacity to critically assess public health issues, and design, implement and evaluate strategic initiatives, while at the same time gaining confidence and skills as public health professionals. Prerequisites: All required core and specialization courses.

PHS509B FIELD PRACTICUM Course Page

Description: Public health practice is an integral part of the MPH degree. The practicum is a full-time hands on experience in a public health work setting. It provides the opportunity for students to integrate and synthesize public health philosophy, theory and practice through application and critical assessment. Students contribute to a community or organization's capacity to critically assess public health issues, and design, implement and evaluate strategic initiatives, while at the same time gaining confidence and skills as public health professionals. Prerequisites: All required core and specialization courses.

PHS510 Chemistry, Partitioning, and Transformation of Environmental Contaminants Course Page

Description: Concepts of chemical and physical properties that determine the transport, partitioning, and degradation of contaminants in the environment will be learned and used to predict environmental fate. The influence of these processes on human and wildlife exposure scenarios will be explored and students will emerge with a broad understanding of the link between environmental chemistry and health.

PHS511 Environmental Contaminant Exposure Assessment Course Page

Description: Principles and practice of monitoring exposure to environmental contaminants, external and internal dose. Biomarkers for environmental contaminant dose estimation. Environmental and biological sampling. Routes of exposure, absorption, and distribution.

PHS512 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Course Page

Description: Concepts of risk to health and environment, assessment, management and communication of risk, hazard identification, links to exposure assessment, toxicology and epidemiology, dose response assessment, risk characterization, regulatory and policy science.

PHS513 Laboratory Research Methods Course Page

Description: Theory and practice of laboratory research techniques and methods. Fundamentals and applications of quantitative analysis, separation, atomic spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, PCR and cloning with laboratory experiments. For students who will perform laboratory research.

PHS514 INTRO TO ENVIORNMENT HLTH Course Page
No description available for this course.
PHS515 Values, Ethics, and Sustainability Course Page

Description: Students will gain an appreciation for sustainability and its relevance to social, economic, and biophysical health the world over. Because the integrity of life-supporting ecosystems is essential to human health, well-being and civilization globally, the concept of sustainability is examined in various contexts: individually, collectively, regionally and internationally. The co-dependence of humans and ecosystems for their mutual health is explored and the disconnect between the two is addressed. Thinking outside of the box is critical to finding solutions. Mechanisms for integrating sustainability into various disciplines are explored. The policy significance of major historical declarations in hard and soft law are assessed and used for charting future directions in different professional and social contexts. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar

PHS516 One-Health Course Page

Description: "One Health" is an emerging paradigm in public and veterinary health which recognizes that human, animal and environmental health are interlinked. The course will address food and water safety, the increase in prevalence of antibiotic resistant organisms, emerging infectious zoonotic diseases, environmental protection and environmental sustainability, emphasizing the interaction of these diverse yet interconnected disciplines in protecting the health of populations. Lectures are the same as for PHS 416, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 416, 516 or PHS 416, 516. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

PHS520 Occupational and Environmental Diseases Course Page

Description: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of selected occupational and environmental diseases. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

PHS521 Occupational Hygiene Course Page

Description: This course is an introduction to occupational hygiene theory, principles, and practice. It covers the recognition, evaluation, and control of common occupational health hazards including chemicals, biological agents, physical agents, and ergonomic issues. The course is not designed to prepare hygienists for practice. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

PHS522 Principles of Toxicology Course Page

Description: This course is geared to health care professionals who need to understand the basic principles of toxicology, to appreciate the physiological and/or biochemical mechanisms underlying target organ toxicity, and to able to make initial qualitative risk assessments on the potential toxicity of agents. It will emphasize toxins in the work and home environment. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

PHS525 SPECIAL SEMINARS Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

PHS531 STAT METH IN HEALTH RESCH Course Page
No description available for this course.
PHS540 Population Health Research Methods: Qualitative and Participatory Approaches Course Page

Description: This course will provide the student with a theoretical understanding of qualitative research design. A range of techniques will be discussed, and examples of each examined for strengths, weaknesses and appropriateness. The student will become thoroughly familiar with community-based health research methods through a review of reports, articles and research documents.

PHS541 POPULATION HLTH I Course Page
No description available for this course.
PHS542 Case Studies in International Primary Health Care Course Page

Description: This introductory course helps students to understand the approaches used by various countries in solving their health and medical problems. Some of the current important issues in international health will be analyzed and discussed, using examples from selected developing countries. The relevance to countries in the developed world (or Canadian context) is also examined. This course introduces interventions to some of the major diseases and health problems in developing countries. Students also become familiar with the role of major international health organizations.

PHS543 Health Ethics, Law and Policy Course Page

Description: Students will understand the connections and distinctions among ethics, law and public policy in health contexts, and should be able to reason critically about legal and policy influences on public health and health care. Several different approaches to ethical analysis are studied, as are brief introductions to policy-making processes and legal principles and structures in Canada. Special attention is paid to justification (rather than mere opinion or imposition) and the limits of ethics, laws and policies to identify or enforce the best practices in health contexts. Several problem areas (e.g. health care system reform, health research, organization and management ethics, human rights and multiculturalism) are examined in light of the theoretical foundations in pursuit of effective and justified health policy.

PHS545 Measurement in Global Health Course Page

Description: An introduction to different measurement methodologies used in Global Health settings including rapid epidemiological assessment, verbal autopsies, focus groups, semi-structured surveys, structured survey designs, and sampling methods. Prerequisite: PHS 640 or consent of Instructor.

PHS550 Introduction to Health Care Finance Course Page

Description: Financial structure of the health care system, Introduction to managerial accounting with special emphasis on the management of health care agencies. Principles of costing. Multiproduct and case mix measures. Resource use decisions, budgeting and control, and pricing analysis for health care organizations.

PHS570 Introduction to Health Care Economics Course Page

Description: A survey of health economic theory and empirical studies, topics and areas covered include: (1) demand, supply, and utilization; (2) production and costs (3) resource allocation in health care labor markets; (4) selected facets of health care planning; (5) benefit cost analysis. The empirical studies examined in the course require an understanding of simple and multiple regression techniques.

PHS580 Management and Design of Health Care Organizations Course Page

Description: The purpose of this course is to prepare students to become effective managers and leaders in the health service organizations and health care systems. It facilitates this objective by providing a foundation for the acquisition of the knowledge of the managerial process through an analysis and understanding of the psychological, sociological and political basis of complex social systems, as well as providing a basis for acquiring conceptual and practical skills in the effective management and design of health service organizations and health care networks.

PHS581 Basics of Public Health Leadership Course Page

Description: This course is intended to provide students with an initial exploration of what leaders actually do, and with an understanding of the basic skill-set necessary for successful leadership on a continuing basis. It is very clear that successful leaders must be able to effectively lead change, particularly in today's fast-paced health environment. As part of this course, you will find yourself quickly developing an understanding of the process of change, the reasons why there is such a range in the quality of change leadership, and your own personal approach to becoming a successful change leader.

PHS582 Human Resources in Public Health Course Page

Description: Develops a basic understanding of human resource trends and issues in public health organizations. Examines topics such as strategic health human resources; organizational effectiveness; healthy work environments; workplace culture; legal and policy frameworks; human resources planning and recruitment; selection, orientation, training, mentoring and career development; performance management and discipline; compensation and benefits; labour relations and collective bargaining; regulated health professionals; and other health human resources policy issues and challenges. Prerequisite: PHS 580 or consent of Instructor.

PHS583 Whole Systems Approaches to Organizational Change Course Page

Description: This course examines the theoretical basis of the whole systems approach to organizational change and the advantages of this approach compared to traditional approaches. It overviews the range of whole systems methodologies available for organizational change initiatives. The course leads to an in-depth knowledge of a number of the whole systems methodologies that will prepare practitioners to make informed decisions regarding their appropriateness for application in specific organizations or organizational situations. It leads finally to an in-depth, hands-on working knowledge (and experience level) with one of the most utilized whole systems methodologies in today's organization development world, i.e., Appreciative Inquiry. Prerequisite: PHS 580 or PHS 581 or consent of Instructor.

PHS593 Issues in Injury Control Course Page

Description: An introductory course that highlights injuries as a major and neglected public health problem. Leading causes of injuries, including motor vehicle, falls, fires, violence, drowning, occupational, and recreational will be addressed in informal lectures and class discussions. The biomechanics of injury and the structure of emergency medical systems will also be covered. Prevention strategies and evaluation of various interventions will be introduced. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

PHS596 Epidemiology Methods I Course Page

Description: An introduction to the theory of epidemiology with an emphasis on study design. Topics include the nature of epidemiologic reasoning, indices used to describe and measure health status, evaluation of statistical associations, causation, descriptive studies, analytic studies, intervention studies, bias, confounding, screening and ethics. Students cannot receive credit for both PHS 590 and 596.

PHS597 FDNMENT EPIDEMIOLOY PH Course Page
No description available for this course.
PHS598 Biostatistics I Course Page

Description: An introduction to elementary biostatistical methods used to analyze epidemiologic data. Topics will include analysis of 2 x 2 tables, nonparametric methods, linear regression, analysis of variance, direct and indirect standardization, and analysis of censored data. Prerequisite: Introductory statistics course or consent of Instructor.

PHS600 Health Policy Development Course Page

Description: An overview of the principles and methods underlying the analysis of health policy. Application of health policy principles to selected issues and problems in health policy. Prerequisite: PHS 500 or consent of instructor.

PHS601 COMPARATIVE HEALTH SYSTEMS Course Page

Description: This course will engage students using a blended learning approach (seminars, on line) with direct involvement of international resource persons in a comparative analysis of the policy framework and health delivery systems in several developed countries. Topics covered include: Organization, Governance and Financing; Economics, Public/Private Models and System Performance; Health Human Resources and Demand/Utilization Management; Primary Health Care; Pharmaceutical Policy; and Public Health Strategies. The course will be of interest to graduate students in public health sciences, business, social sciences and the various health science programs and to policy analysts and managers in the health system. Enrolment is open to students from several Canadian universities. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both PHS 601 and SPH 601.

PHS602 Engaged Scholarship for Health Course Page

Description: An interdisciplinary seminar intended to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage effectively with communities and the health system in research and practice. Students will explore the concepts of engaged scholarship and how these can be best applied in their field of expertise to promote research that is both relevant and of high quality. All PhD students are required to complete this course.

PHS603 Scientific Communication in Public Health Course Page

Description: An interdisciplinary seminar designed to explore communication in public health including: written and oral communication of research to scientific and lay audiences, grant proposal and manuscript writing, poster and oral presentations. All PhD students are required to complete this course.

PHS604 Advanced Theory and Research Methods in Public Health Course Page

Description: Exploration of current topics in public health research including: epidemiology, health service delivery, health policy, socio-behavioural approaches, occupational and environmental health. All PhD students are required to complete this course.

PHS606 Health Law and Administration Course Page

Description: The course will introduce students interested in careers in health administration and policy development to relevant issues in health law and risk management in the context of the Canadian legal and public health care systems. It will start with a discussion of the Constitutional foundation of health law in Canada with an analysis of Canada's Federal political structure, Federal and Provincial jurisdictions in health care, and the influence of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canada Health Act. It will introduce students to administrative structures and related law. The second part of the course will offer a practical exploration of issues that may confront health managers and policy makers, including medical negligence; informed consent; employment and labour law; contract law (e.g., procurement contracts); public health information; privacy and confidentiality; and regulation of health professions. Students will present papers on special topics in public health law such as infectious disease management, HIV/AIDS, vaccines, tobacco control, food-borne illnesses, intersections with criminal justice, Aboriginal peoples and public health, and genetics and public health.

PHS607 Introduction to Engaged Scholarship Course Page

Description: An introductory seminar intended to provide students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to conduct research that is relevant and credible to intended users. The course includes a theoretical overview of engaged scholarship, knowledge translation and related concepts, and practical examples of how these concepts and principles could be applied to a diversity of research topics and methods. This course is the first of two required seminars in Engaged Scholarship for Health for PhD students in the School of Public Health.

PHS608 Applied Engaged Scholarship: Principles to Specific Research Projects Course Page

Description: This course will apply engaged scholarship concepts and principles to the development of the student's specific thesis research. This course is the second of two required seminars in Engaged Scholarship for Health for PhD students in the School of Public Health. Prerequisites: PHS 607, selection of thesis topic and methodology.

PHS630 Health Care Research Methods Course Page

Description: An overview of research methods for the health and social sciences fields. Content includes both quantitative and qualitative approaches to theoretical foundations, reliability, validity, research design, sampling, data collection, and data processing. Discussions on survey research, measurement issues, statistical analyses, and current and relevant publications in public health sciences complete this course. Prerequisites: introductory statistics course and consent of Instructor.

PHS631 Health Program Evaluation Course Page

Description: Deals with the application of program evaluation for the health and social sciences fields. Emphasis is on the theory of program evaluation using various models, research design, and the application of these concepts by performing a program evaluation. Discussions will be centred around the ethics, reliability, validity, process, outcomes, and implications of various program evaluation models. Current and relevant publications in public health sciences complete this course. Prerequisite: PHS 630 or consent of Instructor.

PHS640 Introduction to Global Health Course Page

Description: The aim of this course is to enable students to increase their understanding of historical and current determinants of global health and of the interventions to reduce global health inequities.

PHS641 Global Health Project Development Course Page

Description: This introductory course to global health project development familiarizes students with the logical frame planning approach. This planning method is a must by many international development agencies, e.g. the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the World Bank and many others. Through various stages of problem analysis, objective analysis and the development of the logical frame with planning indictors and assumptions, course participants learn how to apply this method in the context of a developing country. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

PHS643 Ethics and Health Care Organizations Course Page

Description: This interdisciplinary course examines values, dilemmas and ethical decision-making processes in the management of health care teams and facilities. Traditional business practices must be tempered by the ethos of health care in these unique organizations. Topics such as confidentiality of health information in quality assurance exercises, ethics and human resource issues, priorities and allocation decisions, the virtues of leadership, and how to create an ethical climate will be discussed in mixed formats, including lectures, discussions, and student presentations. Skills of ethical attunement, critical reasoning and justification identifying what is at stake and evaluating the options to navigate the situation will be central to the course.

PHS671 The Economic Evaluation of Health Care Course Page

Description: The application of economic principles to the evaluation of health care practices. The use of various outcome measures. Cost effectiveness and cost benefit analysis.

PHS673 Technology Assessment for Health Care Course Page

Description: An overview of the nature, science and practicalities of health technology assessment (HTA), which can then be used as the basis for further work and research. Issues covered will include health care technologies and their management, methods used for assessment, sources of information and application of HTA findings to policy and administrative decisions. Emphasis placed on assessments that have been undertaken by national and regional agencies in Canada and other countries to provide information to governments, health care providers and others. Diagnostic, screening, rehabilitation and information technologies will be considered.

PHS680 Health Care Marketing and Planning Course Page

Description: Health care marketing and planning involves the analysis, evaluation, implementation and control of carefully formulated programs designed to bring about voluntary exchanges with a target audience for the purpose of achieving organizational objectives. The purpose of this course is to provide the students with a general understanding of the contribution of marketing and strategic planning to the effective management of health care institutions and public health programs. The course facilitates this objective by providing a foundation for the acquisition of marketing concepts, terms, and skills relevant for understanding the role that marketing and planning play in health care institutions and health systems, the design of health care programs, and as a vehicle for social change.

PHS682 Advanced Leadership: Leadership Assessment and the Development of Individual Leadership Strategies Course Page

Description: This course is designed to provide self and 360 degree assessment of individual characteristics that influence leadership styles, strategies and outcomes, e.g., emotional intelligence, personality types, learning styles, etc. When the assessments are complete the students will then develop their own leadership strategy that takes into account the findings from the assessments, i.e., develop their own customized leadership strategy that capitalizes on strengths, eliminates or at least minimizes weaknesses, uncovers potential "blind spots" when serving as a leader, and that considers "fit" between person and position. Prerequisite: PHS 582 or consent of Instructor.

PHS685 Methods for the Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life Course Page

Description: The primary objective is to provide students with the background knowledge and methodological skills to be discriminating and informed users of health-related quality of life measures and interpreters of HRQL evidence. Topics include uses of HRQL measures, various systems for classifying HRQL measures, methodologies for the assessment of reliability, validity, responsiveness, and interpretability, and conceptualization of major approaches for the development of HRQL measures (including psychometric, clinical, and economics and decision analytic approaches). Examples of different types of measures and their application in a wide variety of clinical areas are included.

PHS692 Systematic Reviews Course Page

Description: The objective of this course is to provide students with the background knowledge and methodological skills to be discriminating and informed users of systematic reviews. Topics include developing a research question, literature searching, reference management, selection of studies, quality assessment, evidence synthesis (some statistical knowledge required), heterogeneity, and interpretation of the evidence. Students are expected to develop their own question and conduct a systematic review over the course of the term. Prerequisites: SPH 531 or PHS 598 and PHS 693, and permission of the Instructor.

PHS693 Critical Appraisal of Health Science Literature in Epidemiology Course Page

Description: Methods for efficiently and critically identifying, appraising, and applying the health sciences literature are learned in an interactive group setting. Topics include studies of prognosis, diagnosis, therapy, causation outcomes research, economic analysis, and systematic reviews. Prerequisite: PHS 590 or consent of Instructor.

PHS695 Epidemiology of Injuries/Design and Evaluation of Injury Interventions Course Page

Description: An advanced course focusing on the review of current epidemilogic knowledge of injuries relating to the leading causes of injury, morbidity, and mortality. Strategies for data acquisition and use in injury research will be introduced. Tools will be presented that will allow students to develop the practical skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate injury prevention programs. Prerequisite: PHS 593.

PHS696 Epidemiology Methods II Course Page

Description: Epidemiologic methods related to specific study designs and general issues relating to the conduct of epidemiologic studies at an advanced level. Topics covered include confounding, interaction, misclassification, matching, ecologic studies, justification of the odds ration in case-control studies, and age-period-cohort analysis. Prerequisite: PHS 596 and 598, or consent of Instructor.

PHS697 Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases Course Page

Description: This course provides a broad introduction to the knowledge needed to investigate and control infectious diseases. It covers the description, causes and modeling of epidemic and endemic infections, as well as intervention and prevention strategies. Selected infectious diseases are used as case studies. These provide understanding of the natural history, evolution, investigation, methods of control, and the costs and benefits of interventions in a legal and ethical policy context. Prerequisites: PHS 596, and PHS 598, or their equivalent, AND permission of Instructor.

PHS698 Biostatistics II Course Page

Description: Advanced biostatistical methods used to analyze epidemiologic data with an emphasis on multivariate regression. Topics include multiple regression, unconditional and conditional logistic regression, proportional hazards regression, and Poisson regression. Prerequisite: PHS 598 or consent of Instructor.

PHS699 Use and Analysis of Linked Administrative Health Data Course Page

Description: Administrative health data have been used widely for decision making and research in Canada and the world. Analysis of these data required knowledge of data features and unique analytical skills since data are not collected for research purposes. This course will help hone students data management and analytical skills to answer research questions using health systems data.

PHS701 PROJECT IN PUBLIC HEALTH SCI Course Page

Description: As the culminating educational experience of the MPH degree in public health sciences, students demonstrate the ability to integrate learning acquired through their coursework, including content, methods and practice knowledge. Students are assigned to a small group that functions as a "consulting team" over the course of one academic term to answer a specific question or task for a specific organization that addresses issues of relevance to the field of public health. Designed and supported by public health sciences faculty and external preceptors, capstone projects focus on real public health issues that confront contemporary Canadian public health leaders, require the integration of subject matter across multiple public health disciplines, and call for collaboration, ethical judgment, evaluation and analysis. Prerequisites: All required core and specialization courses, including the field practicum.

PHS701A PROJECT IN PUBLIC HEALTH SCI Course Page

Description: As the culminating educational experience of the MPH degree in public health sciences, students demonstrate the ability to integrate learning acquired through their coursework, including content, methods and practice knowledge. Students are assigned to a small group that functions as a "consulting team" over the course of one academic term to answer a specific question or task for a specific organization that addresses issues of relevance to the field of public health. Designed and supported by public health sciences faculty and external preceptors, capstone projects focus on real public health issues that confront contemporary Canadian public health leaders, require the integration of subject matter across multiple public health disciplines, and call for collaboration, ethical judgment, evaluation and analysis. Prerequisites: All required core and specialization courses, including the field practicum.

PHS701B PROJECT IN PUBLIC HEALTH SCI Course Page

Description: As the culminating educational experience of the MPH degree in public health sciences, students demonstrate the ability to integrate learning acquired through their coursework, including content, methods and practice knowledge. Students are assigned to a small group that functions as a "consulting team" over the course of one academic term to answer a specific question or task for a specific organization that addresses issues of relevance to the field of public health. Designed and supported by public health sciences faculty and external preceptors, capstone projects focus on real public health issues that confront contemporary Canadian public health leaders, require the integration of subject matter across multiple public health disciplines, and call for collaboration, ethical judgment, evaluation and analysis. Prerequisites: All required core and specialization courses, including the field practicum.

PHS709 RDG/RSCH HLTH SERV Course Page
No description available for this course.
PHS719 RDG/RSCH ENV HLTH Course Page
No description available for this course.
PHS729 RDG/RSCH OCCUP HLTH Course Page
No description available for this course.
PHS749 DIR RDG POP HEALTH Course Page
No description available for this course.
PHS766 Advanced Epidemiology Methods Course Page

Description: This is an advanced epidemiology methods course, designed primarily for doctoral students intending to conduct epidemiological research. Topics covered include advanced conceptual, methodological and practical issues in observational study designs and causal modeling; theoretical issues and practices in surveillance, primary data collection and use of administrative databases, advanced issues in assessing and controlling confounding, and unique challenges in doing epidemiological research in various topic areas. The overall goal of this course is to help prepare its graduates to conduct independent epidemiological research. Prerequisites: PHS 696 and PHS 698 or consent of Instructor.

PHS798 Biostatistics III Course Page

Description: Advanced biostatistical methods for the design and analysis with a special emphasis on applications for health sciences research. Topics include longitudinal and correlated data analysis methods (including generalized estimating equations and random-effects models), meta-analysis, advanced survival analysis, ROC-analysis, Bayesian philosophy and statistical evidence, factor analysis, and statistical methods for molecular/genetic epidemiology. Prerequisites: PHS 698 or permission of the Instructor.

PHS799 RDG/RSCH EPIDEMIOLG Course Page
No description available for this course.