Former course EPI201

Epidemiologic Methods I – EPI201

Instructor: Miguel Hernán

EPI201 introduces epidemiologic methods for description and causal inference. The course discusses conceptual and practical issues encountered in the design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiologic studies. These fundamental concepts are studied in the simplified context of closed populations with time-fixed exposures, nonparametric methods for data analysis, and absence of sampling variability. The final exam requires the application of the learned skills to a real problem in epidemiology. EPI201 is the first course in the series of methods courses designed for students majoring in Epidemiology, and for those interested in a detailed introduction to epidemiologic methods. Students who take EPI201 are expected to take EPI202 (Methods II).

Fall Semester, Harvard School of Public Health