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340.871.01 Welch Center Research Seminar

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Liz Selvin
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Description:

Students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty present scientific papers from the current and/or classic literature dealing with epidemiologic research, with a focus on clinical and cardiovascular epidemiology. Emphasizes presentation skills and the ability to critically evaluate scientific papers. Uses a journal-club format in which one or more papers are distributed in advance. Participants are expected to read and discuss the assigned material. Media reporting/coverage in the lay and medical press is explicitly discussed related to the article. Provides a forum for the discussion of the appropriate use of statistical methods for various study designs.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Read and critically evaluate scientific papers
  2. Give a presentation and lead a discussion related to a research article
  3. Critique analytic methods in the published literature
  4. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of various methodological approaches in clinical epidemiology and cardiovascular epidemiology
Methods of Assessment:

Presentation, discussion participation

Enrollment Restriction:

MHS, ScM, PhD, and ScD students in Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology only.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Course is restricted to MHS, ScM, DrPH, PhD, and ScD students in the Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology Track in the Department of Epidemiology only.

For consent, contact:

eselvin@jhu.edu

Special Comments:

Course is restricted to MHS, ScM, DrPH, PhD, and ScD students in the Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology Track in the Department of Epidemiology only. Students are expected to read and post discussion points prior to the day of class.