|Health Care Epidemiology - Learning Objectives and Courses|
The mission of the Program in Health Care Epidemiology is to train competent and innovative investigators who will improve the health of the population and to contribute to this field through research and service. We define health care epidemiology broadly to include clinical research, outcomes research, and the juncture between epidemiology and health policy.
Specific learning objectives of the program include the following:
Advisors in the healthcare epidemiology program work in conjunction with individual students to identify courses in the Department of Epidemiology and on the rest of the UNC campus that will enhance skills that are necessary for working in specific areas of healthcare epidemiology. Examples of such courses include health economics, clinical trials, prevention methodology, survey research techniques, scale development, and medical geography. Faculty advisors in the program work also with students to identify internship opportunities for gaining first-hand experience in health care delivery and its potential impact on health outcomes. Sites include managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, governmental, and international agencies.
Additional Courses (MPH Students)
Students in the MPH program also typically participate in key courses within the Translational & Clinical Research Curriculum, supported, in part, by the Program in Health Care Epidemiology. These courses include EPID 896, Clinical Research Seminar, and the year long sequence EPID 805/806, Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Research Methods (805) and Clinical Research Skills (806). These courses are not typically available to doctoral students.
|Last updated April 01, 2013|