The purpose of this courses it to introduce the student to key concepts and methods of descriptive and analytical epidemiology. The utilization of epidemiology by the health profession in culturally diverse populations is reviewed. Disease occurrences and patterns of disease entities including their progression will be examined. Application of epidemiological information will be stressed as well as its relationship to health promotion and disease prevention. Students will utilize critical thinking skills to correlate cause, frequency and distribution of disease processes to infection control, health planning and health policy intervention. Case findings surveillance and screening by health professionals is discussed. Assessing the validity and reliability of health care literature and research studies and it application to epidemiology is also covered. Prerequisites: C- or better in BIOL 235 and MATH 141, MATH 123, BSAD 221, or other statistics 3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall semester 3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall semester These credits count toward the Math and/or Science (List B) requirements for graduation.