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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
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):

After completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Explain the applicability of epidemiologic methods to tobacco control and tobacco control research. 2. Describe epidemiologic principles specific to, and in the context of, tobacco control. 3. Identify appropriate research questions to support tobacco control measures, specifically in low- and middle-income countries. 4. Select, calculate and interpret tobacco control data and measures; and 5. 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
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