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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
  • Joel G. Hill

This is an introductory course addressing practical issues of management related to multi-ethnic cohort studies. The course addresses primarily longitudinal, population based studies. In both seminar and lab environment, the course involves lecture, discussion and problem solving on issues of study location, community relations, staffing a team, communication, conflict management as well as issues of quality control and recruitment and retention. Each class begins with lecture/discussion and then in the lab period students will work through real issues of management. Students are also encouraged to bring problems from their own studies or institutions to engage in problem solving. This is a two credit course and offered in conjunction with Conducting Epidemiological Research.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Assess various methods for staff development and training Analyze practical recruitment and retention methods for a population based cohorts
Explain the basic concepts of quality control
Evaluate methods for effective problem solving in issues related to privacy for the cohort

Methods of Assessment: In class exercises
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/18/2012 - Fri 06/22/2012
  • 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

Some field experience recommended

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