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340.602.13
Intermediate Epidemiology

Location:
Online/Virtual
Term:
Winter Inst. term
Department:
Epidemiology
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2020 - 2021
Dates:
Mon 01/18/2021 - Fri 01/22/2021
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:00am - 12:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
Moyses Szklo
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introductory epidemiology and biostatistics

Description:

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

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

All in-person classes will be taught online via Zoom, on the dates and times the course is scheduled.