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180.640.01 MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOMARKERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Paul Strickland
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

Emphasizes the scientific basis of molecular epidemiology and provides examples of the application of molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and toxicology to the study of chronic disease etiology and its public health application, including examples in human cancer, cardiovascular, immunological, and neurological diseases. Also discusses methodological and study design problems.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon completing this course, students should be able: •To describe the general concepts and principles of molecular epidemiology. •To provide examples of the successful application of molecular or biochemical biomarkers of exposure, effect, and susceptibility in chronic disease epidemiology. •To be familiar with the validation process for new biomarker development, and be able to design a study to evaluate the usefulness of a biomarker for a particular purpose.


Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a paper (50%) and a final exam (50%).
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:00 - 4:20
  • Thursday 3:00 - 4:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

340.601-602 or consent of instructor

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments: Additional 1 hour TBA