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180.640.81 Molecular Epidemiology and Biomarkers in Public Health

Cancelled

Department:
Environmental Health and Engineering
Term:
4th term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jessie Buckley
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. An introductory course on epidemiology

Description:

Emphasizes the scientific basis of molecular epidemiology and provides examples of the application of molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and toxicology to the study of chronic disease etiology and its public health application, including examples in human cancer, cardiovascular, immunological, and neurological diseases. Also discusses methodological and study design problems.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe how and when molecular and chemical biomarkers can be applied in public health biomonitoring and in epidemiological studies
  2. Articulate the difference between biomarkers of exposure, dose, effect, and susceptibility in various chronic diseases
  3. Discuss methodological and study design problems in applying biomarkers in epidemiological studies
  4. Compare the attributes and deficiencies of particular biomarker assays for biomonitoring and molecular epidemiology
  5. Determine if you should sacrifice banked serum samples to analysis by a particular biomarker assay
  6. Explain the importance of the half-life of a biomarker to an epidemiological study design
Methods of Assessment:

Proposal project (50%) and final exam (50%)

Enrollment Restriction:

Undergraduate students may not enroll in this course

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for auditors

For consent, contact:

Jbuckl19@jhu.edu

Jointly Offered With: