EPID600 (formerly EPID160), Principles of Epidemiology for Public Health (link)
(In fall 2006 the course number changed to EPID600.)
Instructors: Victor J. Schoenbach, Lorraine K. Alexander

University of North Carolina School of Public Health (link)
Department of Epidemiology (link)


The following titles link to the Powerpoint slides for the EPID600 lectures. The files include verbatim speaker notes. Lectures were recorded live during the spring 2011 class.

These lectures are made available for your personal use. If you would like to use these lectures in your teaching or for other purposes, kindly obtain permission from Victor_Schoenbach@unc.edu. (Selected individual slides may be used in your teaching without permission but with appropriate attribution.)

The case study questions are also available for your personal use (please see the link at the bottom of this page). Kindly obtain permission before using them for teaching or other purposes.

  1. Introduction (updated 1/11/2011) recording from 1/11/2011

  2. Studying populations (updated 1/18/2011) recording from 1/18/2011

  3. Epidemiologic measures - Incidence and prevalence (updated 1/25/2011) recording from 1/25/2011

  4. Natural history of disease / Population screening (updated 2/1/2011) recording from 2/1/2011

  5. Study designs: Intervention studies (10MB; updated 2/8/2011) recording from 2/8/2011

  6. Study designs: Cohort studies (2/15/2011) recording from 2/15/2011

  7. Study designs: Cross-sectional studies (updated 2/22/2011) recording from 2/22/2011

  8. Study designs: Case-control studies (updated 3/2/2011) recording from 3/1/2011

  9. Selection bias (updated 3/15/2011) recording from 3/15/2011

  10. Information bias (updated 3/22/2011) recording from 3/22/2011

  11. Critically reading epidemiologic studies (updated 3/29/2011) recording from 3/29/2011

  12. Confounding (updated 4/5/2011) recording from 4/5/2011

  13. Data analysis and causal inference (part 1) (updated 4/12/2011) recording from 4/12/2011
    Data analysis and causal inference (part 2) (updated 4/19/2011) recording from 4/19/2011

  14. Role of epidemiology in public health (in progress; updated 5/1/2011) recording from 4/26/2011


5/1/2011, 7/17/2011, 11/15/2013