Epidemiology & Law (Meets 9:30-1130 AM on June 14; 9-11 AM July 11, 19, 25) (LAW-719P-B001)
Meets 6/14 9:30-11:30AM; 7/11, 19, & 25, 9-11AM
Epidemiology is the study of the determinants and distribution of disease, injury, and other health-related states within and across populations. Epidemiology informs and intersects with health law in a variety of ways. Among other things, epidemiology can be used to determine causation in personal injury suits; safety and effectiveness in drug trials; and, at the broadest level, the impact that our laws have on our health and well-being. A basic understanding of epidemiology can help attorneys and policymakers more effectively assess empirical research and determine when and how to consult with epidemiological experts. The goal of this course is to provide participants with a basic understanding of epidemiology by introducing them to fundamental epidemiological and statistical concepts and examining how these concepts can be applied to health law policy, practice, and theory. Participants should leave this course with a better understanding of how to leverage epidemiology to achieve their legal and policy goals. Academic credit requirement: Two exercises and a take home exam, due 2 weeks after the course ends. In-class sessions for Epidemiology and the Law meet at the following times: •Saturday, June 14: 9:30 am - 11:30 am •Friday, July 11: 9:00 am - 11:00 am •Saturday, July 19: 9:00 am - 11:00 am •Friday, July 25: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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