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340.871.01 WELCH CENTER RESEARCH SEMINAR

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
1st term
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Elizabeth Selvin
Course Instructor:

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Description:

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. read and critically evaluate scientific papers
  2. give a presentation and lead a discussion related to a research article
  3. critique analytic methods in the published literature
  4. describe the strengths and weaknesses of various methodological approaches in clinical epidemiology and cardiovascular epidemiology
Methods of Assessment:
Presentation, discussion participation
Instructor Consent:
No consent required
Special Comments:
Students may take this course multiple times.