Courses - Managerial Epidemiology HESA 5320   Managerial Epidemiology
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This class is designed for health administrators, not researchers. The course has three components: assessing the health status of a population using existing data; using Epi-Info for statistical analysis of associations (relative risk, odds ratio, chi-square test, confidence intervals, Mantel-Haenszel analysis, multiple logistic regression); and clinical guideline monitoring. Throughout the course, recurring themes are: understanding the meaning of numbers, assessing validity, and ascertaining causation, including the concepts of confounding and effect modification. A lecture format with guest speakers and some discussion is used. There two required assignments (community health profile interpretation of statistical analysis) and one optional assignment (clinical guidelines) as well as mid-term and final exams.
PREREQUISITES: HESA 5330.03, HESA 6505.03