NURS 708

Epidemiology and Population Health

3 Graduate credits
Effective January 9, 2012 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on analyzing epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental, and other appropriate scientific data related to population health. The student applies this knowledge to develop a plan to improve population health status. The intervention plan addresses health promotion and disease prevention efforts related to health inequity for diverse populations. A global perspective of population health is incorporated into advanced nursing practice roles. This course includes 50 practicum hours in population health assessment and intervention planning. Competence Statement: Knows the concepts and principles of epidemiology, prevention, and population health well enough to develop a evidence based intervention for a vulnerable population related health issue.

Special information

Prerequisite: Prior to taking this course, you must have successfully completed the following: Admitted DNP student, undergraduate statistics course.

Learning outcomes


  • Review historical events and public policies that have shaped global perspectives of population health and health care delivery systems.
  • Analyze the cultural, economic, environmental, and social factors that influence population health.
  • Critique various epidemiological study designs used in advancing the science of health and disease.
  • Analyze populations at risk by applying epidemiological measures.
  • Analyze a health care delivery approach integrating epidemiologic, biostatistics, and other evidence-based methods.
  • Design an evidence-based, culturally sensitive, ethical approach to improve the health of a vulnerable population.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Epidemiology and Population Health Goodroad, Brian K Graziano, Judith A Books Course details