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

Students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty present scientific papers from the current and/or classic literature dealing with epidemiologic research, focusing on clinical and cardiovascular epidemiology. Emphasizes presentation skills and the ability to critically evaluate scientific papers. Uses a journal-club format in which one or more papers are distributed in advance; participants are expected to read and discuss the assigned material.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
read and critically evaluate scientific papers
give a presentation and lead a discussion related to a research article
critique analytic methods in the published literature
describe the strengths and weaknesses of various methodological approaches in clinical epidemiology and cardiovascular epidemiology

Methods of Assessment: Presentation, discussion participation
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 1:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Students may take this course multiple times.