2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ALHT 400 - Epidemiology

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): ALHT 202  or MATH 115  or equivalent statistics course and  NURS 303  and ALHT 300  and ALHT 301  or enrolled in the Healthcare Management - BBA  with junior status

Restriction(s): Restricted to Nursing: Online - RN-to-BSN  and Healthcare Management - BBA  programs

Corequisite(s): None

This course presents epidemiological principles and methods with emphasis on the health status and health needs of a population, on levels of prevention, on susceptibility, and modes of transmission; and on promotion of health using various strategies. Statistical measures and findings from research are applied to describe the incidence & prevalence of disease; morbidity and mortality rates; health beliefs and behaviors; socioeconomic, ethnic and racial disparities; causality of disease and disability; and risk factors for the purpose of evidence-based decision making in public health.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Describe the role of epidemiology in public health decision-making.
  2. Apply epidemiological concepts and principles to assessment and management of public health problems.
  3. Analyze statistical data and research for evidenced-based decision making in epidemiology and public health.
  4. Assess disparities and ethical issues in health caused by racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, or environmental factors and their influences on health behaviors and risks in populations.