PATH477 / SPPH401

Course Outline:

PATH477/SPPH401 is designed to explore fundamental concepts in epidemiology, biostatistics for epidemiology, study design and analysis and outbreak investigation as it applies to institutional infection control. The entire course will be delivered online in a problem-based learning format. The course contents are, including, but not limited to,

  • Introduction to Epidemiologic Thinking and Measurement
  • Study Designs
  • Statistical Language for Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation
  • Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections
  • Outbreak Investigation
  • Infection Control Continuum – Acute Care to the Community
  • Critical Evaluation of the Medical Literature


PATH427 or Instructor permission required.

Course Duration:

Usually offered in Winter Term 1 (September).