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Department of Public Health Sciences


BMTRY 747 - Foundations of Epidemiology II (3)


This course will provide a comprehensive and quantitative view of the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological studies and use of EGRET software. There is a more in-depth coverage of topics than in Epi I.


  • Biologic and Statistical Concepts
  • Sources of Routinely Collected Data on Disease Occurrence
  • Prospective Cohort Studies: Planning and Execution
  • Retrospective Cohort, Nested Case-Control, and Case-Cohort Studies: Planning and Execution
  • Cohort Studies: Statistical Analysis I, (Rates, Confounders, Stratification,Mantel Hanszel)
  • Cohort Studies: Statistical Analysis II, (estimation of effects), EGRET, Cox, Poisson Regression
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cross-Sectional and Other Types of Studies
  • Epidemic Investigation
  • Methods of Sampling and Estimation of Sample Size
  • Measurement Error
  • Meta Analysis
  • Special Topics


BMTRY 700, concurrent 701, 736.  Typically offered each year in the spring semester.


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