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340.751.01
Epidemiologic Methods 1

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
1st term
Department:
Epidemiology
Credits:
5 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
In-person
Class Times:
  • Friday,  9:00 - 9:50am
Lab Times:
  • M W,  10:00 - 11:50am (01)
    Note:
    Please note that labs begin at 10:15 AM (EST). In 2021-22, 340.751 labs will be online via Zoom.
  • M W,  10:00 - 11:50am (02)
    Note:
    Please note that labs begin at 10:15 AM (EST). In 2021-22, 340.751 labs will be online via Zoom.
  • M F,  10:00 - 11:50am (03)
    Note:
    Please note that labs begin at 10:15 AM (EST). In 2021-22, 340.751 labs will be online via Zoom.
  • M F,  10:00 - 11:50am (04)
    Note:
    Please note that labs begin at 10:15 AM (EST). In 2021-22, 340.751 labs will be online via Zoom.
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Jennifer Schrack
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Prior or concurrent enrollment in Statistical Methods in Public Health I (140.621) or Methods in Biostatistics I (140.651).

Description:

Presents as the first course in the Epidemiologic Methods sequence. Introduces students to the principles and concepts used in epidemiologic research. Presents material in the context of an epidemiological framework with three major areas: populations and an introduction to study designs; measurement, including measures of accuracy and disease occurrence; and methods used for comparing populations. Illustrates synthesis lectures on how these elements come together in modern epidemiological research. Provides experience using laboratory exercises and assignments with applying concepts and calculations to problems drawn from real epidemiological data and published literature.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe key features of populations in time in epidemiologic research
  2. Identify and distinguish basic epidemiological study designs
  3. Recognize important characteristics associated with measurement in epidemiologic studies
  4. Distinguish and calculate validity and reliability measures that quantify the accuracy of measurement
  5. Describe types, purposes, and key components of surveillance systems
  6. Select, calculate, compare, and interpret basic population health measures and measures of association for comparing population health measures.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 17% Lab Assignments
  • 40% Midterm
  • 40% Final Exam
  • 3% Assignments

Enrollment Restriction:

No auditors permitted. Section .01 is restricted. Permission must be obtained directly from Fran Burman (FranBurman@jhu.edu) prior to enrollment

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Section .01 is reserved for those Department of Epi degree candidates with visa enrollment restrictions only. Most students should register for section .41. Email Fran Burman FranBurman@jhu.edu for approvals.

For consent, contact:

jschrac1@jhu.edu

Special Comments:

All: this section is restricted to Dept of Epidemiology degree candidates who require a visa. You must register for one lab section 340.951 when you register for this course. Labs begin at 10:15 AM. LIVETALK is Friday at 9 - 10AM. Students are expected to view weekly lecture content PRIOR to the LiveTalks and labs. MPH students: those who earned a grade of "A" in 340.721 EPIDEMIOLOGIC INFERENCE I or 340.601 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY may opt to skip the course 340.751 and proceed into 340.752 EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS 2 during the 2nd term. While generally skipping 340.751 is not recommended there may be individual circumstances where it is appropriate, especially if additional preparatory work is done. Contact the Department of Epidemiology for more information: akhan6@jhu.edu. MPH students who have elected the Epi/Biostat Concentration may NOT skip the 340.751 course. MPH students - please select section .41 not .01. You must commit to the modality in which you register.