2007-2008 University of Guelph Graduate Calendar

Appendix A - Courses

Population Medicine

POPM*6100 Seminar F [0.00]
A practical course that utilizes tutorials, workshops, self and peer reviewed assessment to help participants develop skills in public speaking and presentation of scientific data. Each student presents at least one seminar on an approved subject during the departmental seminar series.
POPM*6200 Epidemiology I F [0.50]
This course covers concepts, principles and methods of basic and applied epidemiology, including the following topics: sampling, measuring disease frequency, clinical epidemiology, descriptive epidemiology, causal reasoning and design, interpretation and critical appraisal of surveys, observational studies, field trials and critical appraisal.
POPM*6210 Epidemiology II W [0.50]
Advanced study design and analytic methods for the analysis of data from observational studies and surveys.
POPM*6220 Analytical Epidemiology S [0.50]
This course focuses on the advanced analysis of epidemiologic studies. Case control, cohort and survival studies are analysed within the generalized linear-model framework. Links between study objectives, study design and data analysis will be emphasized throughout. Special problems, such as the analysis of correlated data arising from cluster sampling of individuals, are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6210 and POPM*6290
POPM*6230 Applied Clinical Research F [0.50]
This course is designed to help clinical researchers design, fund, and analyze their clinical research. Emphasis is placed upon planning a well-designed clinical trial and writing a well-organized grant proposal.
POPM*6250 Project in Epidemiology S [1.00]
Collection and analysis of field data and the preparation of a written report suitable for publication, and oral presentation of the findings to the graduate faculty. This course is part of the MSc program by course work in epidemiology.
POPM*6290 Statistics for the Health Sciences W [0.50]
This course gives an overview of advanced methods for the analysis of data of clustered/correlated data. Special emphasis is on spatial, longitudinal and survival data.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6200 or STAT*2040 or equivalent
POPM*6300 Epidemiology of Zoonoses W [0.50]
Characterization and distribution of diseases common to people and animals.
POPM*6350 Safety of Foods of Animal Origins F [0.50]
The detection, epidemiology, human health risk, and control of hazards in food of animal origin.
POPM*6400 Dairy Health Management * S [0.50]
This course stresses a population-based, herd-level approach to dairy herd health management, in which optimizing the efficiency of the dairy enterprise is the overall goal. The biological and economic impacts of disease and management deficiencies on herd performance will be discussed as they relate to design and implementation of herd health programs. The course will emphasize the critical role of record keeping, data analysis and monitoring on program success.
POPM*6610 Theriogenology of Cattle * U [0.50]
A lecture/seminar course emphasizing the relationship of nutritional, genetic, endocrine, anatomic, and environmental factors with the reproductive health of cattle. Application of reproductive technologies will also be covered.
POPM*6630 Theriogenology of Horses * U [0.50]
A lecture/seminar course covering the genetic, endocrine, anatomic and environmental factors that affect reproductive performance and health of horses. Breeding management, including recent technologies, and management of the infertile animal will be included.
POPM*6650 Theriogenology of Dogs and Cats * U [0.50]
A seminar/lecture series that includes the theory and management of clinical reproduction for the dog and cat, including use of developing technologies.
POPM*6670 Theriogenology of Small Ruminants * U [0.50]
A seminar/laboratory course emphasizing advanced reproductive management of sheep, goats and farmed deer/elk, with the emphasis on a sheep production model. New reproductive technologies will be included.
POPM*6700 Swine Health Management * U [0.50]
Diseases of swine are studied with particular emphasis on preventive medicine and herd-health management.
POPM*6950 Studies in Population Medicine U [0.50]
Assigned reading and/or special projects selected to provide in-depth study of topics appropriate to the specialized interests of individual students. Courses offered under this title have included Special Topics in Public Health; Ecology and Health; Systems Approaches; and Animal Welfare. Different offerings are assigned different section numbers.