ENVH/EPI 570 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

Course Overview

This course offers an overview of selected important topics in occupational and environmental epidemiology.  Epidemiologic methods for studying occupational and environmental determinants of disease will be presented in the context of studies of specific health outcomes, including:  cancer, non-malignant respiratory diseases, adverse reproductive outcomes, and neurologic diseases.  Emphasis will be placed on the most suitable epidemiologic approaches to characterize exposure-response associations for various occupational and environmental diseases.  By the end of the course, students should gain sufficient understanding of epidemiologic techniques to facilitate their comprehension of published epidemiologic literature and, in some instances, designing and conducting original research.