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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Mara Mcadams
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
  • Mara McAdams

Following a review of the basic strengths and problems of the case-control method, the course will examine the application of this popular method of investigation. Its use will be discussed in evaluation of risk factors, interventions, and as a surveillance tool. The course format will be based on lectures and lab work. Prerequisites: Completion of basic courses in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the case-control study paradigm in relation to other observational epidemiologic designs
define the criteria for case and control selection in a case-control study
distinguish between the various exposure measurement approaches used in case-control studies
conduct the appropriate analysis of case-control data
properly interpret the results of case-control studies in the context of causal pathways

Methods of Assessment: Exam
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 07/02/2012 - Fri 07/06/2012
  • Monday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Thursday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Friday 1:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Basic biostatistics and epidemiology

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail