Courses



Official course descriptions taken from the UNC Graduate Record are below.

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Epidemiology

EPID 600 Principles of Epidemiology
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/sample_schedule_epid600_classroom.pdf

An introductory course that considers the meaning, scope, and applications of epidemiology to public health practice and the uses of vital statistics data in the scientific appraisal of community health. One lecture and two lab hours per week.

EPID 620I AGING AND HEALTH
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/74276417_sy_epid62i_299.pdf

Introduction to normal aging, diseases of aging, mental health issues and the use of health services by older persons.

EPID 625 INJURY AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM
1 Credit Hour

Pre- or co-requisite, EPID 600.  This course considers the causes and consequences of traumatic injury and dilemmas in injury research and prevention.  This one-credit course consists of 10 class sessions of 75 minutes each over the first five week of the semester. 

EPID 626 INTENTIONAL INJURY
1 Credit Hour

Co-requisite, EPID 625.  This one-credit course considers the causes and consequences of intentional injury and dilemmas in injury research and prevention.  The course meets once a week for 75 minutes starting the sixth week of the semester.  Students may enroll concurrently in EPID 627.

EPID 627 UNINTENTIONAL INJURY
1 Credit Hour

This one-credit course considers the causes and consequences of unintentional injury and dilemmas in injury research and prevention.  This course meets once a week for 75 minutes starting the sixth week of the semester.

EPID 696 Problems in Epidemiology
1‑3 Credit Hours

A course for students who wish to make an intensive study of some special problems in epidemiology. Two or more hours a week.

EPID 700 SAS and Data Management
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to statistical analysis, programming, and data management, using the SAS programming language. Two lecture hours and two lab hours per week.

EPID 705 Introduction to Deductive and Probability Logic in Epidemiology
Semesters Offered: Fall | 2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/701086084_sy_epid705_20139.pdf

Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Covers properties of logical relations, truth tables and Euler diagrams, valid and fallacious arguments, cognitive heuristics and biases, interpretations of probability, the probability calculus, Bayes’ theorem, binomial and normal distributions, applications of probability logic and probabilistic fallacies, all in an epidemiologic context.

EPID 710 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Semesters Offered: Fall | 4 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/08/Epid710_2014.15August2014.pdf

Corequisite, BIOS 600. Permission required for nonmajors. An intensive introduction to epidemiological concepts and methods for students intending to engage in, collaborate in, or interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. Some familiarity with biomedical concepts may be needed. An alternate to EPID 600 for satisfying the SPH core requirements. Three lecture and two seminar hours a week.

EPID 711 Clinical Measurement/Evaluation
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/701504469_sy_epid711_20099.pdf

Focuses on work, workplace exposures and hazards, and their effect on health. Interdisciplinary approaches to risk identification, reduction, and communication will be emphasized within regulatory and ethical contexts.

EPID 715 THEORY AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
Semesters Offered: Spring | 4 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/701086084_sy_epid715_20132.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 705, 710 or 711, competence in SAS. Corequisites, EPID 716 and BIOS 545. Permission of the instructor required for non-majors. An in-depth treatment of basic concepts and skills in epidemiologic research, including problem conceptualization, study design, research conduct, data analysis and interpretation. Four lecture hours per week.

EPID 716 EPIDEMIOLOGIC DATA ANALYSIS
Semesters Offered: Spring | 2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/EPID_syllabus_epid716_spring2014.pdf

Prerequisites EPID 705, 710 or 711, and documented SAS proficiency.  Corequisite, EPID 715.  This course is a combined lecture/lab format where students get hands-on experience in the analysis and interpretation of data from cohort and case-control studies. Two lectures hours per week. 

EPID 718 Epidemiologic Analysis of Binary Data
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/701247980_sy_epid718_20099.pdf

Prerequisite, EPID 715. Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Concepts and applications, including logistic regression, binomial regression, model building strategy, additive and multiplicative interaction, and graphical exploration. Includes computer-based experience with real data. Two lecture and one lab hours per week.

EPID 719 Readings in Epidemiologic Methods
1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/11/701086084_sy_epid719_20139.pdf

Corequisite, EPID 718 (fall); EPID 722 (spring). A discussion in journal-club format of readings in general epidemiologic methods, from problem conceptualization to application of results.

EPID 722 EPIDEMIOLOGIC ANALYSIS OF TIME-TO-EVENT DATA
Semesters Offered: Spring | 4 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/714582304_sy_epid722_201122.pdf

Prerequisite, EPID 718 and SAS software expertise. Permission of instructor required for non-majors. Course covers epidemiologic analysis of time-to-event data and emphasizes weighing threats to the accuracy of inferences. Class time is spent discussing weekly readings and homeworks. Four lecture hours per week.

EPID 725 Research Planning Workshop
Semesters Offered: Fall | 0.5 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/706412954_sy_epid725_20099.pdf

Open to second-year Ph.D. students (majors only). This course is designed to guide students through the initial stage of formulating an epidemiologic research topic and plan, leading towards the development of a full research proposal.

EPID 726 EPIDEMIOLOGIC RESEARCH METHODS
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://www.unc.edu/~weinberg/726/index2.htm

Prerequisites, EPID 715[268] and EPID 725[200], majors only, permission of the instructor if not in at least second year of doctoral program. A second-level course in the design and conduct of epidemiologic research. Each student will comprehensively address the conceptual and practical aspects of developing a highquality, detailed research proposal.

EPID 730 ADVANCED METHODS FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY
1 Credit Hour

Prerequisites, EPID 715[268] and 718[269], and BIOS 545[145]. A seminar for advanced students exploring methodological issues in epidemiology, including measurement error, missing data, intermediate variables, complex study designs, meta-analysis, splines, and other topics.

EPID 731 Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/11/701086084_sy_epid731_20139.pdf

This seminar provides training in systematic review and meta-analysis. Topics include problem definition, literature search, extraction of results and study characteristics, publication bias and funnel plot analysis, analysis overall heterogeneity, and stratified and meta-regression analysis of study and population characteristics.

EPID 733 CLINICAL TRIALS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/74374863_sy_epid733_292.pdf

Prerequisites, introductory epidemiology, introductory biostatistics. Systematic overview of principles in design, implementation, and analysis of clinical trials. Emphasis on applications in chronic disease epidemiology. In-depth discussion of case examples from cardiovascular disease epidemiology emphasized. Three lecture hours a week.

EPID 735 Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/05/EPID735_Syllabus_2013.pdf

Required preparation, introductory epidemiology and biostatistics taken concurrently. Review of the main causes of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, and their population determinants. Topics include epidemiologic methods, risk factors, strategies for prevention, and a student research project. Three lecture hours a week.

EPID 737 ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/7428535_sy_epid737_282.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 710[168] and 735[256], or permission of instructor. Contemporary findings, methodologic issues, and research recommendations in cardiovascular epidemiology. Topics include risk factors, trends, interventions, and health care. Students critique research and participate in a field experience.

EPID 743 GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY: METHODS AND APPLICATIONS
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/712468_sy_epid743_292.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 715[268] and BIOS 545[145] or permission of the instructor. Concepts and methods of genetic epidemiology relevant to study of complex human diseases, including segregation analysis, linkage analysis, and gene-environment interaction. Includes whole genome approaches, as well as non-human systems. Threelecture hours a week.

EPID 744 ADVANCED GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY
3 Credit Hours

Pre-requisites, EPID 715 and EPID 743.  This course will provide students who already possess a foundation in genetic epidemiology with practical knowledge required to use software tools for gene structure/function and disease association analysis.  Three lecture hours per week.

EPID 745 MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/704228807_sy_epid745_20089.pdf

Prerequisites, undergraduate level biology and genetic course(s). Theory and application of selected nucleic acid and protein based techniques for public health research, including topics of sample preparation, PCR, DNA sequencing, genotyping, microarrays, immunoblotting, and immunohistochemistry. Two lecture hours per week.

EPID 750 Fundamentals of Public Health Surveillance
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/703873037_sy_epid750_20129.pdf

This course provides the conceptual foundations and practical skills for designing and implementing surveillance systems, for using surveillance data for the conduct and evaluation of public health programs and research.

EPID 751 Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/704228807_sy_epid751_20092.pdf

Basic principles of infectious diseases, focusing on emerging and re-emerging disease agents that affect public health. Includes an introduction to the biology of viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotic parasites.

EPID 753 Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases at the Level of the Community
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/704271858_sy_epid753_20099.pdf

Primary focus at county/state level; surveillance/control of acute infectious diseases; public health vs. individual rights. Bridging epidemiological concepts with community activities and real world health department issues. Three lecture hours per week.

EPID 754 MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/EPID_syllabus_epid754_spring2014.pdf
This course is global.

Prerequisites, EPID 600[160] or equivalent. Introduction to basic methods for analysis and interpretation of epidemiological data on infectious diseases and for predicting the impact of control programs such as HIV prevention programs and vaccination strategies. Two lecture hours and two lab hours per week.

EPID 755 INTRODUCTION TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://www.unc.edu/~charack/courses.html

Permission required for non-majors.  Objectives of the course are to: (1) understand the general principles of infectious disease epidemiology, (2) understand surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases, and (3) apply principles to specific infectious diseases.  Course is part lecture and part group projects/discussion period per week.

EPID 756 CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRI
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/7562.do
This course is global.

Prerequisite, EPID 600[160]. Epidemiology and control of selected infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries. Course involves lectures, critical discussions of published articles and a final exam. Three lecture hours per week.

EPID 757 Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/701540102_sy_epid757_20099.pdf
This course is global.

Prerequisite, EPID 600. This course examines the epidemiology of AIDS from an international perspective. It considers the AIDS pandemic in a broad epidemiologic perspective, including key aspects of basic, clinical, and social science. Three lecture hours per week.

EPID 758 METHODS AND PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPID
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/7334487_sy_epid758_2124.pdf

Prerequisite, EPID 600[160] and enrollment in Field Epidemiology Certificate Program. This course will cover the interaction between an infectious agent, host, and environment; modes and dynamics of transmission; the role of immunity in infectious disease epidemiology; and disease elimination strategies. Web-basedcourse.

EPID 759 METHODS IN FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGY
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: https://sakai.unc.edu/access/content/user/mystery1/Syllabus/

Course will focus on epidemiological methods required to investigate urgent public health problems. Course covers the skills and tools needed to conduct outbreak investigations and communicate findings to the public. Three lecture hours per week.

EPID 764 HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
1‑2 Credit Hours

Prerequisites, EPID 710[168] and EPID 752 218]. Permission of the instructor required. Comprehensive seminar in hospital infection control. Topics include issues in employee health, surveillance, outbreak investigation, environmental sampling, and policy formation. May be repeated for credit. Two to four seminar hours.

EPID 765 METHODS AND ISSUES IN PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/714428525_sy_epid765_292.pdf

Prerequisites, introductory-level epidemiology and biostatistics. Application of the epidemiologic knowledge, methodology, and reasoning to the study of the effects (beneficial and adverse

EPID 770 CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/736789_sy_epid77_299.pdf

Prerequisite, EPID 710[168] or equivalent, BIOS 600[110], undergraduate major or strong preparation in the biological sciences. Permission of the instructor required for non-majors. Emphasis on integration of epidemiologic data with laboratory and clinical research findings. Issues in epidemiologic research design,analysis, and interpretation are presented within the context of substantive epidemiology. Three lecture hours a week.

EPID 771 CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY METHODS
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/74289727_sy_epid771_292.pdf

Prerequisite, EPID 715[268]. Cancer statistics, lead time/length time bias, screening, causation, multistage models, study designs. Applications include: cancer and infectious disease, risk assessment, genetic and molecular epidemiology of cancer, and public policy issues. Three lecture hours per week.

EPID 772 Cancer Prevention and Control Seminar
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/702050615_sy_epid772_20099.pdf

An interdisciplinary overview of cancer prevention and control. Emphasis on projects and activities from perspectives of epidemiology, health behavior and education, and health policy and management. Appropriate research design and methodologies are covered.

EPID 775 ADVANCED CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY: CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORA
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/7421181_sy_epid775_292.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 715[268] and 718[269] and EPID 770[233] or 771[234]. Permission of instructor required. Readings and discussions on classic and contemporary controversies in cancer causation. Two seminar hours per week.

EPID 785 ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/EPID_syllabus_epid785_spring2014.pdf
This course is global.

Prerequisites, EPID 710[168] and BIOS 600[110]. Epidemiologic ideas and methods applied to evaluation and control of human health consequences of environmental hazards. Pollution of environmental media and global change are considered from a human-ecological perspective, with local and international examples. Threelecturehours per week.

EPID 786 COMMUNITY-DRIVEN EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUST
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/72514616_sy_epid786_292.pdf

Principles for conducting research within communities unduly burdened by environmental health threats are presented. Topics include research ethics, community presentations, study design and implementation, and student research projects.

EPID 790  INTERVENTION EPIDEMIOLOGY
2 Credit Hours

Co-requisites: EPID 705 and 710.  Epidemiologic methods for evaluating interventions, primarily in infectious diseases epidemiology and injury epidemiology.  Covers randomized designs, such as community trials, and evaluation of non-randomized interventions, such as policies and laws.   Two lectures per week.

EPID 795 Introduction to Public Health Informatics
1 Credit Hour

This course provides students with an overview of public health informatics and includes in-depth discussions on informatics approaches used in developing the public health information systems in use today.

EPID 799A Special Studies in Epidemiology I
1 Credit Hour

Experimental course to be offered by faculty to determine the need and demand for the subject. Topics will be chosen by faculty based on current public health issues. One credit option.

EPID 799B Special Studies in Epidemiology II
2 Credit Hours

Experimental course to be offered by faculty to determine the need and demand for the subject. Topics will be chosen by faculty based on current public health issues. Two credits option.

EPID 799C Special Studies in Epidemiology III
3 Credit Hours

Experimental course to be offered by faculty to determine the need and demand for the subject. Topics will be chosen by faculty based on current public health issues. Three credits option.

EPID 801 Data Analysis in Oral Epidemiology
2‑3 Credit Hours

Required preparation, basic knowledge of SAS. Permission of the instructor. Data analysis project in oral epidemiology: data cleanup, file construction, analysis. For three credit hours, student also completes multivariate analysis with linear, logistic regression. Project to result in publishable paper. Two to three seminar hours a week.

EPID 802 CLINICAL RESEARCH SKILLS I:  BASICS
2 Credit Hours

Corequisite, EPID 711/PUBH760. Includes basic development of research ideas, manuscript writing, manuscript review. Two lecture hours per week.

EPID 803 CLINICAL RESEARCH SKILLS II:  MEASUREMENT IN CLINICAL RES
2 Credit Hours

Prerequisites, EPID 711 or equivalent, PUBH 741 or equivalent.  This course addresses measurement in clinical research including reliability and validity, scale development, use of scales and bias associated with measurement error. Two lecture hours per week. 

EPID 804 DESIGN OF CLINICAL RESEARCH
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/EPID_syllabus_epid804_spring2014.pdf

Pre-requisite, EPID 711 or equivalent and MSCR major.  The goal of this course is to develop a strong fundamental understanding of the design of clinical research studies, excluding traditional (Phase III) randomized clinical trials.  Three lecture hours per week.

EPID 805 Clinical Research Skills III: Proposal Development - Part 1
2 Credit Hours

Corequisites, EPID 711 and PUBH 741 or permission of instructor. This course will address the process for proposal development for clinicians with an emphasis on the initial stages including development of the research questions, specific aims, and significance.

EPID 806 CLINICAL RESEARCH SKILLS IV: PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT-PART 2
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/EPID_syllabus_epid806_spring2014.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 805. EPID 711 or equivalent, PUBH 741 or equivalent.   Proposal writing and study implementation skills.  Emphasis is given to NIH style proposals for clinical and translational research. Two lecture hours a week.

EPID 810 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite, EPID 600[160] or equivalent. This course provides an overview of major issues in physical activity measurements, population distribution, correlates, impacts (physically and economically

EPID 813 NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/713388945_sy_epid813_292.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 600[160] or 710[168] and BIOS 600[110] or equivalent. This course introduces basic methods of dietary assessment, reviews various topics in nutrition epidemiology and teaches the skills needed for critical evaluation of the nutritional epidemiologic literature. Three lecture hours a week.

EPID 814 OBESITY EPIDEMIOLOGY
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/epid814.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 600[160] or 710[168] and BIOS 600[110]. Examines epidemiologic research on the causes, consequences, and prevention of obesity. Emphasis on methodologic issues pertinent to obesity research.

EPID 815 DIET AND CANCER
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/7996515_sy_epid815_289.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 600[160] or 710[168], BIOS 600[110], EPID 770[233], and NUTR 813[259] or permission of the course instructor. Examines and critically evaluates epidemiologic research on relationships of diet-related exposures with cancer etiology, prevention, and survivorship. Emphasis on skills for conducting, analyzing, and interpreting diet and cancer epidemiologic studies.

EPID 818 Analytical Methods in Nutritional Epidemiology
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites, BIOS 545, EPID 600 or 710, and NUTR 813. Skills and techniques to study how dietary exposures, physical activity, and anthropometric status relate to disease outcomes. Focus is hands-on data analysis using STATA, and interpretation of results from statistical analysis.

EPID 825 SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: THEORY, METHOD, AND I
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/7271649_sy_hbhe82_279.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 600[160] and public health major. Discussion and readings will focus on population vs. international perspectives on health, risk condition vs. risk factors, concepts of causation, and knowledge development as a historic and social process and examine macro-level determinants.

EPID 826 SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND MEASURES
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/74278945_sy_epid826_282.pdf
This course is global.

Prerequisite, EPID 600[160]. Social forces affecting community health and how to measure them for epidemiologic analysis. Topics range from social networks to racism and ethics. Three lecture hours per week.

EPID 827 SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY:  ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/syllabus-epid827.pdf

rerequisites, EPID 715 and BIOS 545.  Approaches to social epidemiologic data and application/interpretation of various analytic methods.  Topics include multilevel models, econometric and psychometric techniques, and issues in causal inference. 

EPID 851 Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/700169285_sy_epid851_20099.pdf

Corequisites, BIOS 600 and EPID 600. Equivalent experience for students lacking the corequisites. Epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health outcomes, including infertility, fetal loss, preterm birth, birthweight, congenital malformations, and infant mortality. Includes current knowledge regarding epidemiology of these outcomes and discussion of methodologic issues. Three lecture hours per week.

EPID 853 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PERINATAL AND PEDIATRIC EPIDEMIOL
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/7518971_sy_epid853_282.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 710[168] and EPID/MHCH 851[219]. Permission of instructor required for master’s level students. Critical review of current topics in, and methods for, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology.

EPID 883 Teaching Experience in Epidemiology
1‑4 Credit Hours

Open to EPID majors, second-year or above. Provides epidemiology majors with supervised experience in teaching and course preparation. Students act as assistants in departmental courses. Two to eight seminar hours a week.

EPID 886 Readings in Epidemiology
1‑3 Credit Hours

Independent reading and tutorial guidance in special areas of epidemiology. Permission of instructor required.

EPID 889 TOPICS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY SEMINAR
1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/7888889_sy_epid889_2129.pdf

Prerequisites, EPID 710[168] and EPID major. Topics are chosen to reflect emerging issues in the field, as well as those that meet the interests of the students and faculty in the department.

EPID 890 Seminar for M.S.P.H. Students
1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/EPID_syllabus_epid890_spring2014.pdf

A workshop for addressing special topics related to M.S.P.H. program including, but not limited to, research topic development, career planning, and public health ethics.

EPID 891 Epidemiology Doctoral Seminar
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/702514616_sy_epid891_20099.pdf

Exposes students to issues and debates in the philosophy of science, the object of knowledge in epidemiology, and the place of epidemiology in public health.

EPID 892 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Disparities
1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/12/epid892_306.doc

Prerequisite, MHCH 756. This seminar will provide an opportunity for students to synthesize knowledge across disciplines and to develop an interdisciplinary approach to addressing their identified health disparities research topic.

EPID 893 Pharmacoepidemiology Seminar
1 Credit Hour

Required preparation, basic knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics. This is a weekly seminar to explore current problems in pharmacoepidemiology. It supplements the introductory course, EPID 765. May be repeated. Two seminar hours a week.

EPID 894 INFECTIOUS DISEASE SEMINAR
1 Credit Hour

Prerequisites, introductory epidemiology and biostatistics. Detailed review of selected topics in infectious disease epidemiology. May be repeated for credit.

EPID 895 SEMINAR IN ORAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite, EPID 710[168]. Explores conceptual and methods issues in conducting epidemiologic investigations of oral conditions, specifically caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer (topics rotate semesters).

EPID 896 Clinical Research and Professional Development Seminar
1 Credit Hour

Clinical and Translational Science Curriculum Fellows or permission of the instructor. Practical clinical research and professional development topics presented by faculty, local experts, and CTSC Fellows.

EPID 897 Advanced Seminar in Cardiovascular Research
1‑3 Credit Hours

Permission of the instructor. Review of substantive and methodological research in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. May be repeated for credit. Two to six seminar hours a week.

EPID 898 GLOBAL HEALTH ETHICS SEMINAR
2 Credit Hours
This course is global.

rerequisite, basic knowledge of epidemiology or permission of instructor. Seminar aims to introduce students to the myriad of complex ethical issues that arise from health research, health policy, and health care practice in both domestic and international contexts. Two seminar hours per week.

EPID 900 Epidemiology Practice
4 Credit Hours

Designed to give epidemiology majors a supervised field experience in population health research.

EPID 905L Epidemiology Laboratory Practice
0.5‑9 Credit Hours

Permission of the instructor. Students work individually with a faculty member on supervised laboratory research and skills development. May be repeated for credit. Two to 18 laboratory hours a week.

EPID 910 Research in Epidemiology
1‑21 Credit Hours

Permission of the instructor. Independent investigation in consultation with an instructor who must assign or approve the subject of research. Credits vary according to the effort and rigor of the research.

EPID 992 Master's Paper
3‑6 Credit Hours
EPID 994 Doctoral Dissertation
3‑9 Credit Hours