Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Clinical Toxicology
PHA 6533 Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Clinical Toxicology


This is a 3-credit course.


This 3-credit course, designed around the required text, is structured to comprehensively provide the student with the fundamental concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics as they relate to the analysis of data. Students will learn to critically evaluate and understand data analyses and results presented in the medical literature by applying principles of epidemiology and methods of biostatistics. This information is supplemented with online study guides, detailed module objectives and critical thinking exercises using online journal articles.


Please review our recommended course order.


Module Topic
Module 1 Investigation of an Epidemic
Module 2 Measures of Mortality, Incidence, and Prevalence
Module 3 Measures of Risk and Probability
Module 4 Biological Variability
Module 5 Screening
Module 6 Sampling and Statistical Significance
Module 7 Correlation and Multiple Regression
Module 8 Case-control (Retrospective) Studies
Module 9 Cohort (Prospective) Studies
Module 10 Randomized Clinical Trials
Module 11 Association and Causation
Module 12 Keys to Understanding Articles on Epidemiologic Studies


Required Materials:

A Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Author: R.F. Morton and J. Richard Hebel
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 7th edition (2011)
ISBN: 978-1449604752

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