EPID600 is a 3-credit, 15-week, 3-contact hour/week course that covers a standard set of topics in introductory epidemiology. There are weekly assignments and two multiple choice / short answer examinations.
EPID600 satisfies the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) requirement for a basic course in epidemiology for students pursuing graduate degrees in public health, as do several other courses taught at the UNC-CH School of Public Health (see below).
As someone who took EPID600 two times (and has taught it or a similar course for many years), Dr. Schoenbach encourages you to take EPID600 even if you have taken a similar course elsewhere or several years ago. However, if you wish to be exempt from the EPID600 requirement because you have already taken a similar course, please submit an exemption request through your student services office. Dr. Schoenbach will communicate his decision by email and can then sign a form if required. Questions? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
EPID600 course satisfies the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) requirement for a basic course in epidemiology for students pursuing graduate degrees in public health. The other principal introductory epidemiology courses at the UNC-CH School of Public Health are Fundamentals of Epidemiology (EPID710) and Clinical Measurement and Evaluation (EPID711, cross-listed as PUBH). EPID710 provides an intensive (4 credit) introduction to epidemiologic concepts and methods for students majoring in epidemiology and for others intending to, as a substantial component of their careers, engage in, collaborate in, or interpret the results of epidemiologic research. EPID711 provides a broad-based introduction to the concepts and methods of epidemiology with particular emphasis on their application in clinical research, clinical practice and health care policy. Both EPID710 and EPID711 also satisfy the CEPH requirement for a basic course in epidemiology. In addition, students wishing to take higher-level methodology courses in the Department of Epidemiology, such as Theory and Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology (EPID715), must take EPID710 or EPID711.
Updated 1/18/2007vs, 5/14/2017