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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • Milo Puhan

Addresses comparative effectiveness research, the assessment of the effectiveness of competing treatment strategies available in clinical practice. Introduces students to the measurement, selection and interpretation of outcomes for comparative effectiveness research. Explores types of outcomes important in clinical trials, the relationship between patient-important outcomes and other outcomes, and the analysis and interpretation of patient-important outcome data.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe which outcomes are particularly suitable for comparative effectiveness research
Analyze and interpret the perspective of different stakeholders (patients, health care providers, policymakers)
Communicate outcome data from comparative effectiveness research

Methods of Assessment: Critiquing a clinical trial protocol
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Thursday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 12:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail