We are in the process of changing the names of several of our methods courses. We were prompted to begin this by CEPH, our accrediting body, during our March site visit, who indicated our current course names were not always indicative of course content.
Here is the complete list of methods courses from undergraduate through doctoral level with current titles.
EPID 410 Principles of Epidemiology
EPID 700 Introduction to Epidemiology
EPID 701 Concepts and Methods in Epidemiology
EPID 741 Epidemiologic Methods Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods
EPID 800 Epidemiologic Methods II Advanced Methodological Theory in Epidemiology (submitted in a separate CCP)
EPID 801 Advanced Analytic Methods in Epidemiology
EPID 802 Epidemiologic Methods III Grant Writing for Epidemiology (submitted in a separate CCP)
We propose to change EPID 741 to Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods. Master's degree students take either EPID 701 (for dept students) or EPID 700 (for non-majors) which introduces first semester master's students to the basics of epidemiologic methods and concepts. EPID 741 is the next course in the series and goes much more in depth than the introductory course. Therefore, adding the term "intermediate" provides a better description and a clearer differentiation from the introductory and doctoral courses.