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340.644.01 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DIABETES AND OBESITY

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
4th term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Hsin-Chieh (Jessica) Yeh, Ph.D.
Course Instructors:
  • Hsin-Chieh (Jessica) Yeh
  • Fred Brancati

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Prerequisite:

340.601 or equivalent

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 Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, obesity, and associated complications
  2. Discuss methodological issues associated with evaluating these in epidemiological studies
  3. Apply methodological principles when implementing research studies or interpreting the scientific literature
Methods of Assessment:

homework assignments, final exam, and class participation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required