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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer term
Credits: 6 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

Provides an intensive two-week introduction to clinical research methods, emphasizing epidemiological, biostatistical, and computing methods. Hand-outs and homework exercises provided at each session.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Define a research question
Describe the steps involved in conducting clinical research
Review and evaluate the main study designs used in clinical research: case-control, cohort, clinical trials, cross-sectional, metanalyses
Explain the basis of statistical analyses of clinical research studies
Describe the methodological basis of diagnostic and prognostic testing
Prepare and review a research project

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on paired pre- and post-test of knowledge base.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 9:00 - 4:30
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 4:30
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 4:30
  • Thursday 9:00 - 4:30
  • Friday 9:00 - 4:30
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Enrollment Restriction: K-12, GTPCI, Clinical Epid students
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students
For consent, contact:

Students must preregister and prior submission of an abstract for a research project

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Participants need to register with the Course Coordinator, Roxanne Stambaugh,