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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2011 - 2012
Course Instructor:
  • Erika Tang

Applies epidemiologic principles to address questions relevant to tobacco control and tobacco-related research. Includes topics such as studying the determinants of tobacco use and cessation patterns, surveillance of tobacco-related indicators, interpreting burden of disease estimates, and evaluating the impact of tobacco control policies. After learning these epidemiologic principles, students apply these new skills through hands-on analysis of tobacco control surveillance data.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the applicability of epidemiologic methods to tobacco control and tobacco control research
Describe epidemiologic principles specific to, and in the context of, tobacco control
Identify appropriate research questions to support tobacco control measures, specifically in low- and middle-income countries
Select, calculate and interpret tobacco control data and measures
Apply epidemiologic methods in collecting, analyzing and interpreting tobacco control data

Methods of Assessment: Completion of 3 take-home assignments -Completion of final data analysis project
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/13/2011 - Fri 06/24/2011
  • June 13-24, 2011

  • 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

Students must have prior exposure to epidemiology through coursework or professional experience

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