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340.863.01 Doctoral Seminars in Epidemiology

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Priya Duggal
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Successful completion of 340.753 and pass of the departmental written comprehensive exam at the doctoral level

Description:

Provides a forum in which the doctoral students present and discuss papers on topics relevant to epidemiologic principles and practice. Topics include issues in measurement, causal reasoning, confounding, and multilevel modeling. Faculty guides selection of topics and readings, and facilitates active dialog among seminar participants.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Characterize contemporary directions and challenges in Epidemiology
  2. Explain the process for conceptualizing and articulating research questions
  3. Formulate, refine and critique a conceptual framework for doctoral thesis work
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on a paper, presentations, and classroom discussion.

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to post-comprehensive exam second year doctoral students in Epidemiology

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for students who have not passed the comprehensive exam.

For consent, contact:

pduggal@jhu.edu