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Quantitative Methods for Tobacco Control

3rd term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
4 credits
Academic Year:
2018 - 2019
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Kevin Welding

Quantitative Methods for Tobacco Control teaches students about the quantitative methods that are most often used in tobacco control and tobacco-related research. Topics to be covered will include study designs and methods commonly used in tobacco control research, including methods to assess the burden of tobacco-related disease and evaluate prevention and cessation interventions. Students have the 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 and the impact of tobacco control interventions
  3. Interpret surveillance indicators and measures of association
  4. Conduct a literature review
  5. Design a quantitative research study proposal on a relevant tobacco control topic
Methods of Assessment:

Summary of work and goals (5%), Methods & Statistics Quiz (10%), Quantitative research comprehension activity: 10%, Survey project: 15%, Literature review: 20%, Research proposal: 40%

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students in Certificate in Global Tobacco Control

Instructor Consent:

No consent required