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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

This course expands upon material presented in Principles of Epidemiology (340.601) and provides an opportunity to learn more about epidemiologic concepts as applied to cohort and case-control studies in the published literature. Emphasizes interpretation and the ability to critically evaluate observational study designs and methods of data analysis. Intermediate concepts include measures of association, bias, confounding, interaction/effect modification, and epidemiologic inference, and are illustrated in the context of published observational studies.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Discuss models and inference underlying observational studies 2. Describe approaches for constructing measures of disease occurrence and association 3. Describe and recognize potential causes of confounding in epidemiologic studies 4. Identify key considerations for exposure-disease summarization 5. Characterize sources of bias in observational studies 6. Link scientific questions with appropriate analytical methods

Methods of Assessment: Mid term and Final Exam
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

340.601 or 550.691-692; prior or concurrent enrollment in 140.612 or equivalent.

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