PROFESSIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS: HEALTH DATA SOURCES Syllabus
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 DescriptionEmphasizes the use of public health information systems for measuring population health burdens, developing epidemiological profiles and conducting health situation analyses.
Intended AudienceJHSPH students and Summer Institute participants
Methods of Assessment60% - labs; 40% final exam
Prerequisites340.608 Observational Epid or 340.752 Epidemiologic Methods 2
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