Lesson 1: Introduction to Epidemiology

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Welcome to Stat 507 - Epidemiologic Research Methods on Penn State's World Campus!

When you have completed studying the lesson notes and the assignments this week, you should be able to do the following:

  1. Distinguish between definitions of epidemiology and clinical epidemiology 
  2. Apply the terminology of the Epidemiologic Triad to an infectious disease
  3. Use the Epidemiologic Triad to identify modifications that will affect the frequency of disease in a population
  4. State five objectives of epidemiologic research