NURS 321 Epidemiology with Practicum

This course introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology and applied to Nursing and Public health problems. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of populations. Various epidemiologic study designs for investigating associations between risk actors and disease outcomes are also introduced, culminating with criteria for causal inferences. The application of these disciplines in the areas of health services, screening, genetics, and environment policy are presented. The influence of epidemiology on legal and ethical issues are also discussed.