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Department: Epidemiology
Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Provides a learning experience for students to understand the details of operational aspects of infectious disease cohort studies at clinical, laboratory, and data management levels. By direct observation and active participation in clinical and laboratory activities of the ongoing large cohort studies at Infectious Disease Program, students will have hands- and eyes-on daily field activities in the clinic and in the labs that are required for successful implementations of these studies.

Learning Objective(s):

1. To provide on-site learning experience in several aspects of conducting large epidemiological studies. 2. To understand practical aspects of the ongoing large cohort studies at clinics, labs and data management sites. 3. To learn the details of daily operations of study participant contact during clinic visits and tracking, collecting questionnaire and physical exam data, blood drawing, diagnostic laboratory testing, specimen repository, and management of data. 4. To become familiar with potential problems in various components of conducting large cohort studies.

Methods of Assessment: Student participation and final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail