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340.863.01
Doctoral Seminars in Epidemiology

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
3rd term
Department:
Epidemiology
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Contact:
Elizabeth Platz
Resources:
Prerequisite:

340.751-754 and the Epi department written comprehensive exam.

Description:

Provides an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss challenges in epidemiology and apply methods and principles learned in didactic courses to formulate research questions and specific aims. Students participate in the preparation of dissertation proposal components, develop skills to effectively communicate research questions, and critically evaluate the scientific merit of research proposals.

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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 25% Discussion
  • 25% In-class Exercises

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