First Year Epidemiology Doctoral Seminar
- East Baltimore
- 1st term
- 1 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2021 - 2022
- Instruction Method:
- Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
- Class Times:
- Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:50am
Concurrent enrollment in 340.751.
Provides a stimulating guided discussion with students and rotating faculty. Designed to provide an intellectual space for first-year doctoral students in epidemiology to wrestle with historical and current intellectual challenges facing the field. In this term the focus is on discussions of population versus individual health and translational epidemiology.
This course is required for students in their first year in the doctoral program in the Department of Epidemiology.
Introduces current discussion, controversies, and applications of epidemiology. Reviews landmark papers and current literature and provides guided discussions of the materials. Focuses on exploring key paradigms that have influenced the field of epidemiology. Includes discussion of current trends influencing epidemiologic research and training, mentorship, controversies in the assessment of populations and outcomes, individual-level vs. population-health, and the relationship of epidemiology to the health care system.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify and discuss current controversies in epidemiology
- Articulate the importance and context for key papers in the field
- Explain key paradigms that have influenced the field of epidemiology
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 75% Participation
- 25% Group Presentation
- Enrollment Restriction:
Restricted to PhD students in the Department of Epidemiology
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
The course is offered terms 1-3. Students are required to take all three terms during their first year of enrollment. This is the virtual/online section of a course also offered onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.