Students will be required to produce a course paper that synthesizes epidemiologic information on a health problem of his/her choice and that is approved by the professor. The paper should address the following:
1) Assess health determinants and health needs of individuals and communitiesfrom an epidemiological perspective;
2) Demonstrate intellectual discipline, systems and critical thinking in considering and addressing community and public health issues; and
3) Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts of research design and statistical analysis and conduct for epidemiologic research in public health.