BMTRY 713 Infectious Disease Epidemiology


This course provides an overview of the salient methods of infectious disease epidemiology with an emphasis on the application of epidemiologic techniques to various diseases caused by a microbial agent.  Specifically, the course emphasizes the contributions of individual, environmental, and sociodemographic factors in the occurrence of infectious diseases in a population.  Lectures will be describe the role of biological, environmental, social, and behavioral factors in determining the transmission of infectious diseases and their prevention. The course employs common statistical tests and epidemiological techniques to assess the transmission index of infectious agents.