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340.644.01 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DIABETES AND OBESITY

Department: Epidemiology
Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
  • Hsin-Chieh (Jessica) Yeh
  • Fred Brancati
Description:

Describes the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, obesity, and associated complications. Discusses methodological issues associated with evaluating these in epidemiologic studies. Designed to cover the global epidemics of diabetes and obesity, environmental and genetic risk factors, as well as interventions to improve diabetes outcomes and weight management. Includes lectures from several expert faculty members in the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, obesity, and associated complications
Discuss methodological issues associated with evaluating these in epidemiological studies
Apply methodological principles when implementing research studies or interpreting the scientific literature

Methods of Assessment: homework assignments, final exam, and class participation
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 40
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

340.601 or equivalent

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail