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Intermediate Epidemiology

Barcelona, Spain
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Wed 11/06/2019 - Fri 11/08/2019
Class Times:
  • W Th F,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Judith Holzer
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Introductory epidemiology and biostatistics


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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 30% Lab Assignments
  • 60% Final Exam

Enrollment Restriction:

interdivisional and undergraduate registration is not permitted for this section.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Full-time JHSPH students must obtain permission from Judy Holzer or Pam Davis in HPM prior to registering

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

This course will be taught over 3-days in Barcelona Spain. Students must be physically in Spain in order to participate. Take home exam due to instructor no later than December 20, 2019.