Course Catalog » Global Health Sciences 206

Subject: Global Health Sciences
Course Number: 206
Course Title: Introduction to Epidemiology
Units: 3
School: Global Health
Department: Global Health Sciences

Course Description: To introduce basic principles of biomedical epidemiology research. Topics: goals and basic principles of epidemiology for public health research, descriptions of the basic study designs used in epi (case-control, cohort, cross-sectional, ecologic, descriptive and others), common errors seen in epi (confounding and bias) and how epi research is used to advance public health. Specific topics: study design, bias, confounding, data collection, ethics, causal inference, and meta-analysis.
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: Enrollment in MS in Global Health, unless expressly given permission by the course director and MS Program Director. Masters in Translational Medicine and Biomedical Engineering students will be given priority for any additional spaces. Approval by course director and both program directors is required. GHS program dates differ from the UCSF Academic Calendar. Refer to the GHS MS calendar at
Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Seminar, Student - Lecture, Student - Seminar

Instructor of Record: C. Steinmaus
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Fall
Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
Graduate Division course: No
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
Repeat course for credit? No