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340.662.11 Epidemiology of Tobacco Control

Summer Inst. term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2011 - 2012
East Baltimore
Mon 06/13/2011 - Fri 06/24/2011
Class Times:
June 13-24, 2011
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructor:

Students must have prior exposure to epidemiology through coursework or professional experience


Applies epidemiologic principles to address questions relevant to tobacco control and tobacco-related research. Includes topics such as studying the determinants of tobacco use and cessation patterns, surveillance of tobacco-related indicators, interpreting burden of disease estimates, and evaluating the impact of tobacco control policies. After learning these epidemiologic principles, students apply these new skills through hands-on analysis of tobacco control surveillance data.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the applicability of epidemiologic methods to tobacco control and tobacco control research
  2. Describe epidemiologic principles specific to, and in the context of, tobacco control
  3. Identify appropriate research questions to support tobacco control measures, specifically in low- and middle-income countries
  4. Select, calculate and interpret tobacco control data and measures
  5. Apply epidemiologic methods in collecting, analyzing and interpreting tobacco control data
Methods of Assessment:

Completion of 3 take-home assignments
-Completion of final data analysis project

Instructor Consent:

No consent required