Spring courses from UW Epidemiology

Here are three timely and topical courses offered for Spring in the UW Department of Epidemiology. No prerequisites and all majors are encouraged to enroll!

EPI 201 – Outbreak Investigation & Response

Take a step into the world of an outbreak investigator! Learn how disease outbreaks – such as coronavirus 2019, Ebola, food-borne illnesses, and pandemic flu – start, spread, and are detected and investigated.  You will explore the social and environmental factors that influence outbreaks, the agencies and systems in place to manage outbreak response, and the role of communications, law, and government.  This course uses a combination of lectures, case studies, discussions, and popular media.

EPI 201 is a great addition to public health and pre-med coursework. No prerequisites and all majors are encouraged to enroll.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.  Basic math skills are required.

SLN: 14338; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 10:00-11:20 a.m.; Quiz meets: F 11:30-12:20 p.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m.; Instructor: Janet Baseman, jbaseman@uw.edu

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.

 

EPI 360 – Exploring the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Who gets HIV and how?  How can HIV infection be prevented?  How is HIV/AIDS treated?  What can be done to end the epidemic?  In this course, you will:

  • Explore the historical, public health, clinical, and social aspects of HIV infection.
  • Examine the epidemiology of the US and global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • Lay the foundation for pursuing a degree and career in public health, epidemiology, global health, infectious diseases, or health/medicine.

No prerequisites.  All majors are encouraged to enroll.  This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field.  A basic understanding of biology is recommended, but not required.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.

SLN: 14344; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 1:00-2:20pm; Quiz meets: F 1:30-2:20pm; Instructors: Jennifer Velloza (jvelloza@uw.edu) & Katrina Ortblad (katort@uw.edu)

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.

 

EPI 330 – Analyzing Epidemiologic Data: Basic Methods

Have you ever wondered HOW epidemiologists actually conduct their analyses?  Do we really do everything as a 2×2 table on paper?  In this course, you will:

  • Learn to apply epidemiologic concepts to real data using basic epidemiologic analysis methods
  • Gain hands-on experience with statistical software
  • Learn the basics in data management techniques
  • Conduct an epidemiologic analysis from start to finish

Prerequisites: EPI 320 and any introductory biostatistics or statistics course or AP statistics (grade of 3.0 or above).  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, QSR

SLN: 14343; 4 credits; Lecture meets: M/W 2:30-4:20 p.m.; Instructors:  Lisa Manhart (lmanhart@uw.edu) & Darcy Rao (dpwhite@uw.edu)

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.

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