Undergrads: Spring courses – Outbreak Investigation | Analyzing Epidemiologic Data


EPI 201 – Outbreak Investigation & Response

Take a step into the world of an outbreak investigator! Learn how disease outbreaks – such as coronavirus 2019, Ebola, food-borne illnesses, and pandemic flu – start, spread, and are detected and investigated.  You will explore the social and environmental factors that influence outbreaks, the agencies and systems in place to manage outbreak response, and the role of communications, law, and government.  This course uses a combination of lectures, case studies, discussions, and popular media.

EPI 201 is a great addition to public health and pre-med coursework. No prerequisites and all majors are encouraged to enroll.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.  Basic math skills are required.

SLN: 14134; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 10:00-11:20 a.m.; Quiz meets: F 11:30-12:20 p.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m.; Instructor: Janet Baseman, jbaseman@uw.edu

Additional details about the course can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.

EPI 330 – Analyzing Epidemiologic Data: Basic Methods

Have you ever wondered HOW epidemiologists actually conduct their analyses?  Do we really do everything as a 2×2 table on paper?  In this course, you will:

  • Learn to apply epidemiologic concepts to real data using basic epidemiologic analysis methods
  • Gain hands-on experience with statistical software
  • Learn the basics in data management techniques
  • Conduct an epidemiologic analysis from start to finish

Prerequisites: EPI 320 and any introductory biostatistics or statistics course or AP statistics (grade of 3.0 or above).  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, QSR

SLN: 14138; 4 credits; Lecture meets: M/W 10:30-12:20 p.m.; Instructor: Christine Khosropour, ckhosro@uw.edu

Additional details about the course can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.