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340.663.13 EPIDEMIOLOGY WORKSHOP: INTERPRETING AND USING EPIDEMIOLOGIC EVIDENCE

Department: Epidemiology
Term: Winter Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

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.

Learning Objective(s):
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

Methods of Assessment: written critique
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 01/12/2015 - Fri 01/16/2015
  • 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: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

one course in Epidemiology

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