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Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Jennifer Pearson
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:

Introduces students to quantitative methods most often used in tobacco control and tobacco-related research. Includes topics such as common study design, methods to assess the burden of tobacco-related disease, and evaluation of prevention and cessation interventions. Provides students with the opportunity to apply these new skills in interpreting and presenting quantitative data.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify key indicators for surveillance of tobacco use behaviors and tobacco control interventions
Describe quantitative approaches for studying the determinants of tobacco use behaviors
Explain quantitative approaches for studying the impact of tobacco control interventions
Demonstrate the ability to interpret surveillance indicators and measures of association
Describe the strengths and limitations of quantitative methods for tobacco control

Methods of Assessment: 10%; in-class quizzes - 20%; group work -10%; article presentation –25%; study proposal – 35%. All assignments due by the last day of class
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 10/13/2014 - Fri 10/17/2014
  • 8 hours of pre-course online lectures in addition to October 13-17, 2014 in-class time.

  • Monday 9:00 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00
  • Thursday 9:00 - 12:00
  • Friday 9:00 - 12:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: Graduate students
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail