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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Mara Mcadams
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • Mara McAdams

Following a review of the basic strengths and problems of the case-control method, students examine the application of this popular method of investigation. Discusses itsuse in evaluation of risk factors, interventions, and as a surveillance tool.

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 06/24/2013 - Fri 06/28/2013
  • Monday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Thursday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 12:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Basic biostatistics and epidemiology

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