Epidemiology and Biostatics
Epidemiology is the study of diseases from a population-based perspective; it involves the factors affecting disease rates and the distribution of disease and disabilities in populations. As a fundamental science of preventive medicine and public health, epidemiologic research has traditionally focused on questions of disease causation through population studies for both infectious and chronic diseases. The range of topics now addressed by epidemiologic methods includes health promotion, disease prevention, and assessing the quality of health care. Quantitative skills, including Biostatistics and computer applications, are emphasized in all degree programs. Knowledge of college level algebra is required for all biostatistics courses. Basic computer knowledge is required.
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