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340.644.11 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DIABETES AND OBESITY

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/10/2013 - Fri 06/14/2013
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructors:
  • Hsin-Chieh (Jessica) Yeh
  • Fred Brancati
  • Mariana Lazo-Elizondo
  • Cheryl Anderson

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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, to discuss landmark studies.

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:

Class participation, homework, final exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required