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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Read and interpret reports of epidemiological studies
Identify sources of bias in epidemiological findings and determine how they have been addressed in epidemiologic articles
Understand the peer review process.

Methods of Assessment: Article critique
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Sat 06/15/2013 - Sat 06/15/2013
  • Saturday 8:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail