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340.663.13 EPIDEMIOLOGY WORKSHOP: INTERPRETING AND USING EPIDEMIOLOGIC EVIDENCE

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Winter Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore

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Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Carlos Castillo-Salgado
Course Instructor:
Prerequisite:

one course in Epidemiology

Description:

Students develop skills in the utilization of findings from epidemiologic studies. Uses an interactive, problem-based approach that draws from topical issues, such as hormone-replacement therapy and heart disease risk. Students critique articles and also read and evaluate reports that synthesize evidence from the literature for policy formulation. Students gain an understanding of systematic reviews and meta-analysis and of criteria for evidence classification. Stresses the characterization of uncertainty.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Develop skills in reading and evaluating epidemiological studies
  2. Interpret syntheses of epidemiological evidence carried out for purposes of policy translation
Methods of Assessment:

written critique

Instructor Consent:

No consent required