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Course: Applied Epidemiology Using R, Fall 2017

Applied Epidemiology Using R Public Health 215D, 2017, fall UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology
Mondays 4pm--6pm, Barrows 104
Berkeley Academic Calendar: http://registrar.berkeley.edu/calendar
Course description This is an intensive one-semester introduction to the R programming language for applied epidemiology. This year we will be experimenting a population health data science perspective. Population health is "a systems framework for studying and improving the health of populations through collective action and learning." Data science is the art and science of transforming data into actionable knowledge. Population health data science (PHDS) is "the art and science of transforming data into actionable knowledge to improve health." The key words are actionable knowledge.

PHDS has five analytic domains (Figure 1 on the following page): (1) description: measuring the burden of risk factors and outcomes; (2) prediction: early targeting of …

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