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340.644.11 INTRODUCTION TO DIABETES AND OBESITY EPIDEMIOLOGY

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/18/2012 - Fri 06/22/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm

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Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructors:
Prerequisite:

340.601 or equivalent

Description:

Describes the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, obesity, and associated complications. Discusses methodological issues associated with evaluating these in epidemiologic studies. Designed to cover the global epidemics of diabetes and obesity, environmental and genetic risk factors, as well as interventions to improve diabetes outcomes and weight management. Includes lectures from several expert faculty members in the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, obesity, and associated complications
  2. Discuss methodological issues associated with evaluating these in epidemiological studies
  3. Apply methodological principles when implementing research studies or interpreting the scientific literature
Methods of Assessment:

In class exam.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required