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340.863.01 Doctoral Seminars in Epidemiology

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
3rd 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:
Elizabeth Platz
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

340.751-754 and the Epi department written comprehensive exam.

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:

There are no evaluative exercises (e.g., exams, papers). A passing grade is based on attendance, turning in questions for the sessions indicated, and participation in discussions and activities.

Enrollment Restriction:

post-comprehensive, second year doctoral students in Epidemiology

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Enrollment restricted to 2nd year Epidemiology doctoral students

For consent, contact:

eplatz@jhsph.edu