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340.715.01 PROBLEMS IN THE DESIGN OF EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES: PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT AND CRITIQUE

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
4th term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W F,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Gregory Kirk
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

340.751-340.753 and 340.863 (3 terms)

Description:

Presents the methodologic and logistic problems involved in designing and conducting epidemiologic studies. Students participate in the preparation of a research protocol for a study in a human population. Offers an opportunity to critically evaluate the adequacy and scientific merit of research protocols, develop an appreciation of the ethical aspects of conducting research involving human subjects, and apply methods and principles learned in earlier (340.751 - 753) and current courses to specific epidemiologic problems.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the methodological and logistic problems involved in designing and conducting epidemiologic studies
  2. Prepare a research protocol for study in a human population using the PHS form 398 developed by the National Institutes of Health
  3. Critically evaluate the adequacy and scientific merit of research protocols
  4. Develop an appreciation of the ethical aspects of conducting research involving humans
Methods of Assessment:

class participation and individual project

Enrollment Restriction:

2nd year doctoral students in Dept. Epidemiology

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for non-Epidemiology doctoral students

For consent, contact:

gkirk@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

There are some scheduled days that the course doesn't meet. Email instructor for the specific days.