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410.644.17 Quantitative Methods for Tobacco Control

Health Behavior and Society
1st term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Thu 10/17/2013 - Fri 10/25/2013
Class Times:
October 17-19 and 21-25, 2013
  • M Tu W Th F,  9:00am - 12:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Joanna Cohen
Course Instructors:

Introduces students to the quantitative methods most often used in tobacco control and tobacco-related research. Includes topics such as methods to study the determinants of tobacco use and cessation patterns, surveillance of tobacco-related indicators, interpreting burden of disease, and evaluating the impact of tobacco control interventions. Provides an opportunity to apply these new skills in interpreting and presenting quantitative data.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify key indicators for surveillance of tobacco use behaviors and tobacco control interventions.
  2. Describe quantitative approaches for studying the determinants of tobacco use behaviors.
  3. Explain quantitative approaches for studying the impact of tobacco control interventions.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to interpret surveillance indicators and measures of association.
  5. Describe the strengths and limitations of quantitative methods for tobacco control.
Methods of Assessment:

Brief individual presentation - 20%; 3-page assignment describing tobacco surveillance system - 20%; journal article review - 30%; 2-page report & presentation interpreting tobacco control data - 30%. All assignments due by the last day of class

Enrollment Restriction:

Graduate students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required