410.644.17 Quantitative Methods for Tobacco Control
- Health Behavior and Society
- 1st term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- East Baltimore
- Thu 10/17/2013 - Fri 10/25/2013
- Class Times:
October 17-19 and 21-25, 2013
- M Tu W Th F, 9:00am - 12:50pm
Introduces students to the quantitative methods most often used in tobacco control and tobacco-related research. Includes topics such as methods to study the determinants of tobacco use and cessation patterns, surveillance of tobacco-related indicators, interpreting burden of disease, and evaluating the impact of tobacco control interventions. Provides an opportunity to apply these new skills in interpreting and presenting quantitative data.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify key indicators for surveillance of tobacco use behaviors and tobacco control interventions.
- Describe quantitative approaches for studying the determinants of tobacco use behaviors.
- Explain quantitative approaches for studying the impact of tobacco control interventions.
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret surveillance indicators and measures of association.
- Describe the strengths and limitations of quantitative methods for tobacco control.
- Methods of Assessment:
Brief individual presentation - 20%; 3-page assignment describing tobacco surveillance system - 20%; journal article review - 30%; 2-page report & presentation interpreting tobacco control data - 30%. All assignments due by the last day of class
- Enrollment Restriction:
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required