Prerequisites: ENV 501, ENV 502 and ENV 505. (3 credits)
The course introduces the basic concepts of chronic disease epidemiology including causal
inference, measures of disease frequency, standardization of rates, strategies in the design of
epidemiologic studies and fundamentals of epidemiologic data analysis including crude data
analysis, stratified data analysis and principles of matching. All examples will be taken from
the environmental epidemiologic literature including studies of air, water and occupational pollution.