340.663.13 EPIDEMIOLOGY WORKSHOP: INTERPRETING AND USING EPIDEMIOLOGIC EVIDENCE
Students develop skills in the utilization of findings from epidemiologic studies. Uses an interactive, problem-based approach that draws from topical issues, such as hormone-replacement therapy and heart disease risk. Students critique articles and also read and evaluate reports that synthesize evidence from the literature for policy formulation. Students gain an understanding of systematic reviews and meta-analysis and of criteria for evidence classification. Stresses the characterization of uncertainty.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Develop skills in reading and evaluating epidemiological studies
Interpret syntheses of epidemiological evidence carried out for purposes of policy translation
one course in Epidemiology