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Department: Epidemiology
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Liz 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
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Enrollment Restriction: MHS/ ScM, PhD, ScD, DrPH students in Epidemiology, others with consent of instructor only.
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Students from departments and programs outside of Epidemiology must meet with and obtain permission from the instructor to take the course prior to registration.

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