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340.602.11 Intermediate Epidemiology

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/10/2019 - Fri 06/14/2019
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:00am - 12:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introductory epidemiology and biostatistics

Description:

Covers key principles, designs and methods of observational epidemiology studies. Includes a description of general designs of the main observational studies (birth cohort analysis, ecologic studies, cohort, case-based case-control studies, case-control studies within a defined cohort, and case-crossover studies), measures of disease frequency (cumulative incidence, rate and odds) and of association (relative risk, odds ratio), evaluation of confounding and interaction, types of bias, and the most often used methods of adjustment for confounding effects and their assumptions. Employs lectures and group discussions of exercise

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe modern design features of epidemiologic studies
  2. Calculate and contrast measures of association and measures of impact
  3. Employ epidemiologic methods to address confounding, bias, effect modification and modeling using multiple variables in epidemiologic studies
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation - 10%; Lab assignments - 30%; Take Home Exam - 60%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required