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340.752.01
Epidemiologic Methods 2

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
2nd term
Department:
Epidemiology
Credits:
5 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Friday,  9:00 - 9:50am
Lab Times:
  • M W,  10:00 - 11:50am (01)
    Note:
    Labs begin at 10:15 AM. In 2021-22, 340.752 labs will be online via Zoom.
  • M W,  10:00 - 11:50am (02)
    Note:
    Labs begin at 10:15 AM. In 2021-22, 340.752 labs will be online via Zoom.
  • M F,  10:00 - 11:50am (03)
    Note:
    Labs begin at 10:15 AM. In 2021-22, 340.752 labs will be online via Zoom.
  • M F,  10:00 - 11:50am (04)
    Note:
    Labs begin at 10:15 AM. In 2021-22, 340.752 labs will be online via Zoom.
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Fran Burman
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Epidemiologic Methods 1 (340.751) (or an A in 340.601), Statistical Methods in Public Health I (140.621) or Methods in Biostatistics I (140.651), and prior or concurrent enrollment in Statistical Methods in Public Health II (140.622) or Methods in Biostatistics II (140.652).

Description:

Second offering in the Epidemiologic Methods sequence. Builds on the concepts of epidemiologic reasoning, population health measures, validity, and study design taught in Epidemiologic Methods 1. Provides a detailed presentation of causal inference, study design and threats to validity (confounding, information bias and selection bias). Discusses a wide range of epidemiologic designs in detail, together with their advantages and limitations. Laboratory exercises, assignments, and the MiniProject provide experience 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. Understand how epidemiologists evaluate whether an observed association likely reflects a causal relationship
  2. Compare and contrast epidemiologic study designs and identify questions that can be appropriately answered with these different designs
  3. Recognize and analyze the most important threats to validity: confounding, information bias, and selection bias
  4. Analyze and interpret effect modification
  5. Design and critically assess epidemiologic studies
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Midterm
  • 40% Final Exam
  • 4% Group Project(s)
  • 9% Quizzes
  • 7% Attendance

Enrollment Restriction:

No auditors permitted.

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:

fburman1@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.