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340.644.11 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DIABETES AND OBESITY

Cancelled

Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
  • Hsin-Chieh (Jessica) Yeh
  • Fred Brancati
  • Cheryl Anderson
  • Mariana Lazo-Elizondo
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 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: Class participation, homework, final exam
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • 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
Prerequisite:

340.601 or equivalent

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