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.
Restriction(s): MPH and Population medicine students. All others must obtain instructor's signature.
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 F [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*6210 (or equivalent graduate course from another university)
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.
Restriction(s): Offered by distance education only.
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*6510 Community Health Promotion F [0.50]
The objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of public health, population health and health promotion. Topics will include perspectives on health and illness, injury prevention, determinants of health, population diversity and the role of evidence in public health decision-making.
POPM*6520 Introduction to Epidemiological and Statistical Methods F [0.50]
This is a 0.5 credit introductory graduate course for MPH students and students interested in epidemiology. The course will provide an introduction to research design, grant proposal writing, and critical appraisal, as well as survey (questionnaire) design and basic statistical methods for epidemiological studies.
Co-requisite(s): POPM*6200
POPM*6530 Communication and Leadership I W [0.50]
This course fosters development of several written and oral communication skills, including conflict resolution. It introduces a number of theories of leadership, emphasizes the components of effective leadership and describes the practical role of the leader.
Restriction(s): MPH students. All others must obtain instructor's signature.
POPM*6540 Concepts in Environmental Public Health W [0.50]
This course covers the main concepts of environmental public health including basic elements of environmental toxicology, risk analysis, air and water quality, food safety, waste managment, occupational health and eco health.
POPM*6550 Public Health Policy and Systems W [0.50]
This course covers concepts and principles of public health policy and systems including: public health systems, their structure, funding and governance and their integration into the healthcare system; evolution of public health policy; models of policy development and analysis; stakeholder analysis; and, public health ethics.
POPM*6560 Public Health Practicum U [1.00]
In this 1.0 credit course, students will synthesize theoretical concepts, learned via prior coursework, with public health practice. Students will work in a host public health agency for a 12-to 16-week period, focusing on a major project of significance to the host organization.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6200, POPM*6510, POPM*6520, POPM*6530, POPM*6540, and POPM*6550
Restriction(s): MPH students only. All others instructor's signature required.
POPM*6570 Communication and Leadership II W [0.50]
This course develops advanced communication skills, including scientific communications and media relations, and addresses leadership topics relevant to public health practitioners. Students will integrate prior project material into this course, producing a major paper that will be presented orally at the Public Health Forum Day.
Prerequisite(s): POPM*6560 or instructor's signature required
POPM*6580 Public Health Administration F [0.50]
This course will teach students to develop, implement and evaluate public health programs. Knowing an organization’s mission and priorities, developing strategic plans and conducting a cost-benefit analysis is critical for an effective administrator. Furthermore, conducting a program evaluation, understanding the role of advocacy is vital.
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.
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1