Lesson 1: Introduction to Epidemiology

Overview Section

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


Upon completion of this lesson, you should be able to:

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