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340.871.01 Welch Center Research Seminar

1st term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Elizabeth Selvin
Course Instructor:
  • Elizabeth Selvin

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.