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Milken Institute School of Public Health
Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EBIO)
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Fall 2017
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PUBH 6002 or EXNS 6204; and PUBH 6003 or EXNS 6208
Past or concurrent enrollment in PUBH 6001 or EXSC 6202; and PUBH 6203 and PUBH 6247 or EXSC 6204
Kim Robien
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An overview of the descriptive, analytic, and etiologic epidemiology of chronic diseases, with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. The role of modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases such as obesity, diet, physical activity, smoking, and environmental exposures in relation to chronic disease prevention and control. Epidemiologic methods and study design and public health approaches to disease control, including surveillance, screening, and interventions.
1. Identify appropriate sources of data on chronic diseases in populations, as well as the assumptions and limitations of these data sources. 2. Describe domestic and global patterns in chronic disease, and relevant changes over time. 3. Identify known modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for specific chronic diseases. 4. Select appropriate outcome measures for specific chronic diseases. 5. Describe approaches and the methodological challenges (limitations and barriers) to epidemiologic research for specific chronic diseases. 6. Critically evaluate the scientific literature related to specific chronic diseases.
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