BMTRY 757 Molecular Epidemiology

Description

This course introduces students to the principles and practices of molecular epidemiology and provides an overview of the application of biologic markers of exposure, disease or susceptibility to epidemiologic investigations of exposure-disease relationships. Students will be guided through general principles that draw on issues of validity and reliability, technical variability and control, biologic specimen banks with a strong emphasis on study design and how to incorporate biomarker studies into epidemiology practice.Students will gain an appreciation of statistical considerations, interpretation, communication of molecular epidemiologic information and potential impacts.  Key concepts will be illustrated from different disease categories.

Prerequisites

BMTRY 736, 747 or instructor consent