University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

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Centre for Applied Epidemiology


Applied Epidemiology, defined as "the application or practice of epidemiology as used to address issues of public or animal health," has been identified as the prime focus of teaching and research at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

The WCVM's Centre for Applied Epidemiology was formed:

The main goals of applied epidemiology are:

    • to monitor and describe the distribution of health-related outcomes in populations
    • to study particular risk factors for the development of a health-related outcome
    • to evaluate the effectiveness or impact of an intervention, health program or policy
    • to synthesize results of etiologic studies across disciplines to assess disease causation 
    • to communicate epidemiologic findings effectively to policy makers and the public. 

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