NRSG 5121: Epidemiology and Population Health
Lecture - 3 credits
- Examines the theoretical basis for identification and analysis of the distribution and determinants of health problems at community, national, and international population levels.
- Considers health disparities that exist among specific populations and the role of government in setting policies for health promotion and disease prevention.
- Covers three topical areas: basic principles and population measures of epidemiology; epidemiologic study methods; and application of epidemiologic tools in interdisciplinary settings.
- Complements planned topics with current examples of population health issues.
- The goal is to understand the principles and practice of monitoring population health.
- Skills acquired assist advanced practice nurses, other clinicians, or administrators in critically evaluating new epidemiologic literature and in using the basic tools of epidemiology to assess population health and develop strategies for monitoring health improvement.
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