Preview Workflow

Viewing: GPH 404 / ST 404 : Epidemiology and Statistics in Global Public Health

Last approved: Sat, 27 Jan 2018 09:03:16 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:21:40 GMT

Change Type
GPH (Global Public Health)
404
032556
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
ST
Epidemiology and Statistics in Global Public Health
Epidemiology and Stats in GPH
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Brooke Alhanti and Cathrine Hoyo
Teaching Assistant Professor and Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2424No.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Pre-requisite: B- or better in one of these courses: ST 305, ST 311, ST 350, ST 370, or 371

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17STBSStatisticsElective
This course will provide a general introduction to the quantitative methods used in global health, combining elements of epidemiology and biostatistics. The course will focus on linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, traditional study designs, and modern study designs. Students will learn fundamental principles in epidemiology, including statistical approaches, and apply them to topics in global public health. The course prerequisite is a B- or better in one of these courses: ST 305, ST 311, ST 350, ST 370, or ST 371. In addition, a B- or better in GPH 201 is strongly recommended.

GPH/ST 404 and GPH 201 will likely serve as the core requirements for a new minor in Global Public Health that we plan to propose.  GPH 201 is a very popular course, and we have many students interested in public health, so we expect the minor to be popular.  GPH 404 provides more depth in the essential disciplines of epidemiology and statistics as they relate to global public health. GPH 404 will also provide another major elective option for statistics majors and minors . Based on strong interest in biostatistics by the statistics students, we expect a significant number of statistics majors taking this course. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

This course will be co-taught by the instructors as part of their expected teaching loads.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to:



  • Demonstrate how global public health problems are quantified and studied

  • Describe examples of how epidemiological studies have been used to make global policy decisions

  • Analyze and interpret continuous, dichotomous, and time-to-event data using the appropriate regression method

  • Identify and describe the application of classic and modern or hybrid study designs to address public health questions

  • Research and discuss global public health problems in an epidemiological context


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other50In-class exercises -- approximately 10 throughout the semester; graded for content
Homework100.
Midterm100quantitative exam at the end of the statistics section
Written Assignment100Paper on study design
presentation50mini-lecture -- 15 minute presentation
Final Exam100.
Other100choice of either a final, integrative paper or field work with a short paper
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see attached syllabussee attached syllabus

aeherget (Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:51:26 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at initiator's request via email 1/17/2018.
Key: 19867