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330.818.11 SS/R: ANALYSIS OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEY DATA

Department: Mental Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Silvia Martins
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

Introduces students to some basic and advanced epidemiological research methods that are required for correct estimation of prevalence, confidence intervals, measures of association, and statistical significance tests, when the source of data is a complex multi-stage field survey. Presents and discusses examples of applied research using data from large psychiatric epidemiologic surveys. Students learn how to indentify appropriate data sources and approaches to analyzing these data as well as potential limitations associated with the use of these data. Discusses the utility of surveys in informing and assessing mental health and substance abuse policy.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
conduct simple analysis of public access survey datasets
find datasets for analysis related to their specific interests
assess potential strengths and limitations of analysis based on survey data

Methods of Assessment: class participation and take home exam
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/18/2012 - Tue 06/19/2012
  • Monday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 12:00
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Basic Proficiency in biostatistics and epidemiology, or consent of instructor

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015