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340.658.11 CRITICAL READING OF EPIDEMIOLOGIC LITERATURE

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Sat 06/15/2013 - Sat 06/15/2013
Class Times:
  • Saturday,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructor:

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Description:

The workshop relates to developing skills in the critical reading of epidemiologic reports. Key epidemiologic concepts and methods will be reviewed in the first part of the workshop, including bias, confounding and interaction. In the second part, the key issues and common mistakes in the preparation of epidemiologic reports of empirical research will be discussed. The students will receive first drafts of papers submitted to the American Journal of Epidemiology in advance of the workshop for discussion during the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Read and interpret reports of epidemiological studies
  2. Identify sources of bias in epidemiological findings and determine how they have been addressed in epidemiologic articles
  3. Understand the peer review process.
Methods of Assessment:

Article critique

Instructor Consent:

No consent required