340.752.01 EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS 2
Second offering in the Epidemiologic Methods sequence. Builds on the concepts of epidemiologic reasoning, population health measures, validity, and study design taught in Epidemiologic Methods 1. Provides a detailed presentation of causal inference, study design and threats to validity (confounding, information bias and selection bias). Discusses a wide range of epidemiologic designs in detail, together with their advantages and limitations. Laboratory exercises, assignments, and the MiniProject provide experience with applying concepts and calculations to problems drawn from real epidemiological data and published literature.
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).