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ENV 520 Environmental Epidemiology

Prerequisites: ENV 501, ENV 502 and ENV 505. (3 credits) 

The course introduces the basic concepts of chronic disease epidemiology including causal inference, measures of disease frequency, standardization of rates, strategies in the design of epidemiologic studies and fundamentals of epidemiologic data analysis including crude data analysis, stratified data analysis and principles of matching. All examples will be taken from the environmental epidemiologic literature including studies of air, water and occupational pollution.