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School of Public Health



Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 200A, 200B, and 200C (or 100), Biostatistics 100A, 100B. Designed for graduate students and medical doctors seeking broad knowledge and detail on prevalent and emerging infectious diseases, including influenza/acute respiratory infections, cholera/diarrheal disease, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, malaria, measles, neonatal tetanus, HIV/AIDS, pertussis (whooping cough). S/U or letter grading.

Lecture, four hours. Examination of wide variety of infectious disease agents (viruses, bacteria, and protozoan and helminth parasites) causing diseases in individuals and populations. Emphasis on how these diseases exist in natural environment, how they are transmitted from animals to humans, and methods for their prevention and control. Letter grading.

(Same as Biostatistics M209.) Lecture, four hours. Preparation: two terms of statistics (three terms recommended). Recommended: course M204 or M211. Principles of modeling, including meanings of models, a priori model specification, translation of models into explicit population assumptions, model selection, model diagnostics, hierarchical (multilevel) modeling. S/U or letter grading.

Selected topics from current research areas in epidemiologic theory and quantitative methods. Topics selected from biologic models, epidemiologic models, problems in inference, model specification problems, design issues, analysis issues, and confounding. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. S/U grading.

(Formerly numbered 199.) Tutorial, four hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Individual intensive study, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 200C. Advanced principles and methods of epidemiologic analysis. Topics include relating prevalence and incidence, analysis of clustering and seasonality; measures of effect, sources of bias, regression to mean, estimation and hypothesis testing in epidemiology; models for risk and rates; cohort analysis. S/U or letter grading.

(Same as Biostatistics M211 and Statistics M250.) Lecture, four hours. Preparation: two terms of statistics (such as Biostatistics 100A, 100B). Requisites: courses 200B, 200C. Concepts and methods tailored for analysis of epidemiologic data, with emphasis on tabular and graphical techniques. Expansion of topics introduced in courses 200B and 200C and introduction of new topics, including principles of epidemiologic analysis, trend analysis, smoothing and sensitivity analysis. S/U or letter grading.

Laboratory, five hours. Preparation: introductory microbiology. Corequisite: course 225. Public health laboratory techniques for detection and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. S/U or letter grading.

Lecture, four hours. Preparation: introductory microbiology. Requisites: courses 200A, 200B, and 200C (or 100). Corequisite: course 225L. Role of public health laboratory is to support testing needs of programs. To successfully fulfill this role, laboratory must provide information based on most sensitive and specific technologies available. Coverage of common infectious disease agents of public health importance and definition of impact of molecular biology on disease detection and epidemiology in modern public health laboratory. S/U or letter grading.