340.754.01 METHODOLOGIC CHALLENGES IN EPIDEMIOLOGIC RESEARCH
- 4th term
- 5 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
M W F, 8:30 - 9:50am
Integrates and extends material learned in the three-course Epidemiologic Methods sequence. Focuses on the application of strategies for addressing key methodologic challenges that arise when carrying out epidemiologic research. Incorporates experiential learning components, including computer-based laboratory exercises and a practicum, which require working knowledge of SAS or STATA.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify complex methodological problems in epidemiologic research, such as (a) missing data, (b) information bias, (c) confounding bias, (d) selection bias, (e) multiple exposures, and (f) multilevel determinants of disease, and state implications for et
- Apply appropriate analytic tool(s) (e.g., multiple imputation, propensity scores, inverse probability weighting, regression calibration, and multilevel models) to diagnose and account for complex methodological problems, such as those listed above
- Evaluate the sensitivity of an etiologic inference to possible bias due to complex methodological problems, such as those listed above
- Methods of Assessment:
- 40% multiple-choice or short answer examination, 40% practicum (e.g., brief scholarly paper or poster), 20% participation in lectures and laboratories.
- Enrollment Restriction:
- No auditors permitted.
- Instructor Consent:
- Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Consent required for special students and non-JHSPH students.
- For consent, contact:
Epidemiologic Methods 1-3 (340.751 – 340.753) and either Statistical Methods in Public Health I-III (140.621 – 140.623) or Methods in Biostatistics I-III (140.651 – 140.653).