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HSES 824 Epidemiology and Concepts of Disease Causation

HSES 824.  Epidemiology and Concepts of Disease Causation.  3 Credits.     

This course involves the study of the etiology and natural history of infectious and non-infectious diseases including vector control, host defenses and resistance, investigation of disease outbreaks, mental health and public health. The course deals with detailed analytic and descriptive epidemiology and their implications for improving our understanding of health and diseases; epidemiologic consequences of nuclear war and retrospective and prospective approaches in epidemiological research. Contemporary developmental methods for disease prevention will be critically reviewed. Prerequisite: HSES 573, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.