EPID 652. Advanced Epidemiologic Methods and Data Analysis. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Intermediate level epidemiology course at the master's level (such as VCU's EPID 606) with a minimum grade of B and BIOS 554, minimum grade of B. Focuses on development of analytical strategies for data analysis guided by epidemiologic principles. Specific statistical modeling will be tailored for analysis of data from cross-sectional, case-control and cohort studies with emphasis on causal inference, prediction, controlling for confounding and assessment of interaction and intermediate effects. Course topics include logistic regression, Poisson regression, Cox proportional hazards model, propensity score method, generalized estimating equations and path analysis technique.