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Fall 2006

Dr. K. Koenen, Dr. P. Wang
2.5 credits
Lectures. One 3-hour session each week.

Covers a range of studies from early classics to recent work on the occurrence and distribution of psychiatric illness. Describes the application of basic epidemiologic research designs to the study of psychiatric conditions. Clinical aspects of psychopathology will also be introduced. The course is an introductory course in the psychiatric epidemiology track. It is intended for master's degree and doctoral students interested in mental health research and those who desire a general introduction to the field of psychiatric epidemiology.
Course Activities: Class discussion, final project, homework assignment.
Course Note: Background in introductory statistics and understanding of basic epidemiologic research methods recommended; EPI 200, EPI 201 or EPI 208 and BIO 200, BIO 201 or BIO 200s and BIO 200t recommended (concurrent enrollment permitted) or permission of instructor.

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