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340.708.11 ADVANCED METHODS IN OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES: DESIGN

Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:
Description:

Expands beyond introductory level epidemiologic concepts and methods material, using examples from the published literature. Emphasizes interpretation and the ability to critically evaluate issues related to populations/study design and measurement including: modern cohort study designs; advanced nested designs; novel techniques for exposure assessment; interpretation and utility of measures of impact; sources of bias and methods for their prevention.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe modern design features for cohort studies, including use of existing clinical and administrative databases
Compare and contrast various nested designs, including methods for participant selection and analysis
Calculate and contrast measures of association and measures of impact
Identify biases resulting from participant selection and misallocation of person-time
Critically evaluate published epidemiologic studies

Methods of Assessment: 50% - Take Home Assignment 50% - Final Examination
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/10/2013 - Fri 06/14/2013
  • 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
Enrollment Restriction: Students who have completed 340.608 may not take this course
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Students must have one term of epidemiology (340.601 or equivalent) or consent of instructor

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015