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340.605.11 APPLICATIONS OF THE CASE CONTROL METHOD

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/24/2013 - Fri 06/28/2013
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 12:00pm

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Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Mara Mcadams
Course Instructor:
Prerequisite:

Basic biostatistics and epidemiology

Description:

Following a review of the basic strengths and problems of the case-control method, students examine the application of this popular method of investigation. Discusses itsuse in evaluation of risk factors, interventions, and as a surveillance tool.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. describe the case-control study paradigm in relation to other observational epidemiologic designs
  2. define the criteria for case and control selection in a case-control study
  3. distinguish between the various exposure measurement approaches used in case-control studies
  4. conduct the appropriate analysis of case-control data
  5. properly interpret the results of case-control studies in the context of causal pathways
Methods of Assessment:

Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required