PPHS 602 Foundations of Population Health (3 credits)

Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

PPHS : Introduction to population health and the conceptual basis of the population health approach to measuring disease occurrence and to prevention. Fundamentals of, and methods for, studying burden of disease in population, and how these differ across time, space, and groups. Topics include population dynamics, denominators, occurrence of events, time, person and place, health indicators, standardization, life tables, age, cohort and period effects, disease surveillance and vital statistics. Introduction to the concepts and principles of measurement including measurement error, validity, reliability, and accuracy.

Terms: Fall 2017

Instructors: Gilles Paradis, Scott Andrew Weichenthal (Fall)