Are you an undergraduate student interested in learning more about epidemiology, biostatistics or public health sciences?
The Department of Public Sciences contributes to the Queen's Faculty of Art and Science undergraduate program by offering three undergraduate courses to students in the Life Sciences program. In addition, we offer an undergraduate course in the Bachelor of Health Sciences online program.
Students enrolled in the Research Project in Epidemiology (EPID 499) are matched with our faculty supervisors as they complete a research project over both the fall and winter terms.
These undergraduate courses offer an ideal option for students interested in learning about multidisciplinary approaches to preventing disease and promoting health on a population-level. They are intended to provide students with a useful foundation for pursuing an advanced degree in Epidemiology or Public Health.
A brief overview of the undergraduate courses is below. An introductory statistics course such as STAT 263 is a pre-requisite.
PREREQUISITE STAT 263 or equivalent, or permission of the Department.
Offered in both Fall and Winter terms for 2018-19. Instructors: Duncan Hunter (Fall), Helene Ouellette-Kuntz (Winter). 3.0 credits.
An examination of an epidemiological research question chosen by the student with guidance from the supervisor. Project will involve review of the literature, development of a proposal, data collection and/or processing. data analysis, a written report and oral presentation. Students will be required to attend and report on seminars of their choosing from a number of venues across campus.
Note Students whose research requires the care and/or handling of animals must also register in LISC 488
PREREQUISITE: EPID 301 or HLTH 323 or BMED 270; admission to honours in BSCG SSP LISC
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: EPID 401
Fall and winter every year. 12.0 credits.
An introduction to the fundamentals of health-related research methods with a focus on developing critical reasoning skills. Using examples from a wide range of health-related research topics, students will gain familiarity and skills to assess primary literature at a basic level. Throughout the course students will assess various aspects of both qualitative and quantitative research such as origins of research questions, development of study rationales, sampling and participant recruitment, data quality, strengths and limitations of various study designs, internal and external validity, ethics for research involving human subjects, and introduction to knowledge translation.
PREREQUISITE: Minimum 2nd year (Level 2) standing and one of STAT 263/3.0; BIOL 243/3.0; CHEE 209/3.0; ECON 250/3.0; GPHY 247/3.0; KNPE 251/3.0; NURS 323/3.0; POLS 385/3.0; PSYC 202/3.0; SOCY 211/3.0; STAT 267/3.0; STAT 367/3.0; COMM 162/3.0 or permission of the instructor.
NOTE: Proof of completion of CORE (Course on Research Ethics) must be provided the first week of class.
Fall every year. Instructor: Helene Ouellette-Kuntz. 3.0 Credits
NOTE: This couse is part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences online. More course information is here.