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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Advanced Methods in Observational Studies: Design

June 15-19, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2 credits
Course Number: 340.708.11

 

Course Instructor:

Elizabeth Golub

Stephen Gange

Description:
Expands beyond introductory level epidemiologic concepts and methods material, using examples from the published literature. Emphasizes interpretation and the ability to critically evaluate issues related to populations/study design and measurement including: modern cohort study designs; advanced nested designs; novel techniques for exposure assessment; interpretation and utility of measures of impact; sources of bias and methods for their prevention.

Student Evaluation: 4 brief daily quizzes, each of which will have both in-class and take-home components; each daily quiz will be weighted equally

Learning Objectives:

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

Prerequisite: One term of epidemiology (340.601 or equivalent)

Enrollment Restriction: Students who have completed 340.608 may not take this course

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail

Course Materials: Provided in class and through CoursePlus