Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

3.5.7 Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Core Medical Courses

This Department contributes to the multidisciplinary curriculum components of Basis of Medicine, Introduction to Medicine, and Back to Basics. In addition, see the Elective Program for elective opportunities in epidemiology and community health.

Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
(Part of Basis of Medicine - Unit 8)
Lectures and small group tutorials which cover basic principles of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied in clinical and community settings. Included are research design and methods, dealing with bias and confounding, screening and risk appraisal, statistics, and critical appraisal of the literature.
Public Health and Preventive Medicine
(Part of Back to Basics - Medicine and Society)
This is a short intensive course which consolidates knowledge, attitudes and skills related to public health and clinical preventive medicine. Lectures examine public health issues in prevention and health protection and promotion, including health system organization, community diagnosis, urban health, social inequalities in health, as well as implementing preventive medical services in clinical practice. Through specific case studies in small group tutorials, students gain the skills necessary to identify public health problems and collaborate with public health authorities in controlling threats to the public health.
INDS 306 Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine
The Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine course introduces students to medical informatics, electronic resources and the skills necessary to critically appraise the medical literature.
Graduate Coursesin Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

The graduate program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics has four graduate programs: Diploma, Master's (non- thesis), Master's (thesis) and the Ph.D. See the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Calendar for description of courses and programs.

The graduate program in Occupational Health offers a multidisciplinary approach to problems of occupational health and safety. It offers two graduate degrees: a Ph.D. and a Master of Science (Applied) in occupational health sciences. See the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Calendar for description of courses and programs.

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