EPI METHODS FOR PLANNING AND EVALUATING HEALTH SERVICES Syllabus

340.638.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Apply and integrate an epidemiological framework in the design, planning and evaluation of public health programs and health services
    • Critically review and utilize key epidemiological concepts, measures and procedures for health priority setting and unmet health needs assessments in the context of public health programs
    • Apply the epidemiological measures of RR (relative risk) and AR (population attributable risk) in preparing epidemiological profiles and targeting public health interventions
    • Describe and utilize quasi-experimental and epidemiological study designs in health impact evaluation of public health programs and services
  • Course Description

    Primarily focuses on the use of epidemiologic methods in the planning and evaluation of health services. Reviews various epidemiologic techniques and designs as they relate to assessments of health care needs, priority setting, risk assessment, regional health planning, access to care and program evaluation. Presents topics in combination of lectures, laboratories and class discussions. Lectures focus on the application of epidemiologic methods in health priority setting, health care needs, evaluation of health interventions and the epidemiologic approach to decision-making. Laboratory sessions and discussions focus on issues in health services research within the practice environments of primary and public health programs.

  • Intended Audience

    JHSPH students and SI participants

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Exam

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    Completion of basic courses in epidemiology and biostatistics.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.