EPIB 628 Measurement in Epidemiology (3 credits)
This course will focus on methodological issues related to measures of health status, determinants of health status, and other relevant covariates encountered in clinical and epidemiologic research. Topics to be covered include instrument development, assessment of reliability and validity, item response theory, and latent variable-based measurement models.
PSYT 682 Psychosocial Issues of Disease (3 credits)
The course objective is to provide students with population-level perspectives on psychosocial aspects of chronic health conditions, highlighting the interactions between mental health, social environment, and physical health. Emphasis will be placed on integrating the following topics: affective symptoms and disorders, community factors, lifestyle behaviours, disability and quality of life, and the onset and course of chronic diseases.