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340.871.01 Welch Center Research Seminar

3rd term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Liz Selvin
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 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

Enrollment Restriction:

MHS/ ScM, PhD, ScD, DrPH students in Epidemiology, others with consent of instructor only.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

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: