Prerequisites: EEH 501, EEH 502, EEH 505, and STA 527
Molecular epidemiology deals with the contribution of potential genetic and environmental risk factors, identified at the molecular and biochemical level, to the etiology, distribution and control of disease in populations. An understanding of molecular mechanisms involved in disease etiology, and their potential uses in epidemiology is the focus. This course lays the groundwork for reading, interpreting, and critically appraising molecular epidemiologic studies, as well as incorporating molecular methodology into one's own research designs.
This course is designed for advanced doctoral students.