340.752.01 EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS 2
Second offering in the Epidemiologic Methods sequence. Builds on the concepts of epidemiologic reasoning, causal inference, and cohort design taught in Epidemiologic Methods 1. Provides a detailed presentation of threats to validity (information, confounding and selection bias), precision, and study generalizability. Discusses a wide range of epidemiologic designs in detail, together with their advantages and limitations. Provides experience through laboratory exercises with epidemiologic methods and inference, issues in study design, calculation of measures of association, and literature interpretation.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand how epidemiologist evaluate whether an observed association likely reflects a causal relationship
Compare and contrast epidemiologic study designs and identify questions that can be appropriately answered with these different designs
Recognize and analyze the most important threats to validity: selection, information and confounding bias
Understand how to analyze and interpret effect modification
- Monday 8:30 - 9:50
- Wednesday 8:30 - 9:50
- Friday 8:30 - 9:50
- M F 10:00 - 11:50 (1)
- M F 10:00 - 11:50 (2)
- M W 10:00 - 11:50 (3)
- M W 10:00 - 11:50 (4)
Epidemiologic Methods 1 (340.751), Statistical Methods in Public Health I (140.621) or Methods in Biostatistics I (140.651), and prior or concurrent enrollment in Statistical Methods in Public Health II (140.622) or Methods in Biostatistics II (140.652).