PPHS 616 Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance (3 credits)

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Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

PPHS : The objectives of this course are to familiarize students with the theory and methods of surveillance, a core public health function. The seminars will define surveillance and explore surveillance applications and methods through case studies and in-class exercises. Topics will include: measurement, indicators, analytical methods, and the future of surveillance. Computer-based modules will complement seminars. Topics will include: estimating the burden of a disease, detecting disease outbreaks, and identifying cases of chronic disease.

Terms: Winter 2017

Instructors: David Buckeridge, Arnaud Chiolero (Winter)

  • Prerequisite(s): EPIB 603, EPIB 621, PPHS 612, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

  • Students are encouraged to use R statistical software and to bring a laptop to class.