340.765.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Frangiscos Sifakis
    Carlos Castillo-Salgado
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Identify, critically evaluate and use public health information systems to develop epidemiological and population health profiles
    • Identify the main epidemiological metrics and tools needed for measuring population health burden
    • Identify main sources of vital and health statistics
    • Describe the steps in assessment of routine and public health information systems
    • Identify tools and measurements used to monitor quality of public health information systems
  • Course Description
    Emphasizes the use of public health information systems for measuring population health burdens, developing epidemiological profiles and conducting health situation analyses.
  • Intended Audience
    JHSPH students and Summer Institute participants
  • Methods of Assessment
    60% - labs; 40% final exam
  • Prerequisites
    340.608 Observational Epid or 340.752 Epidemiologic Methods 2
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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