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340.605.11 APPLICATIONS OF THE CASE CONTROL METHOD

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 07/02/2012 - Fri 07/06/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Mara Mcadams
Course Instructor:
  • Mara McAdams

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Prerequisite:

Basic biostatistics and epidemiology

Description:

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 Objectives:

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

  1. describe the case-control study paradigm in relation to other observational epidemiologic designs
  2. define the criteria for case and control selection in a case-control study
  3. distinguish between the various exposure measurement approaches used in case-control studies
  4. conduct the appropriate analysis of case-control data
  5. properly interpret the results of case-control studies in the context of causal pathways
Methods of Assessment:

Exam

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