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Department: Epidemiology
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013

Introduces participants to clinical research. Reviews the key aspects of observational study designs (case-control, cross-sectional and cohort studies) and clinical trials. Encourages in-depth discussions of research methodologies and the practical aspects of designing and conducting clinical research studies. Incorporates a mixture of lectures and journal club discussions of published articles. Finally, in small groups each day, participants and instructors work on the development and refinement of a plan for a research study proposed by each participant.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Review and evaluate the main study designs used in clinical research including clinical trials and case-control, cohort, and cross-sectional studies
Critique, revise, and improve designs for clinical research

Methods of Assessment: in-class participation and development of a research study plan
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Thu 11/15/2012 - Sat 11/17/2012
  • Thursday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Saturday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Full-time degree candidates must obtain permission from Judy Hozler in HPM to register for this course.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: