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Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries: Study Design and Metrics


East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
International Health
4 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
William Checkley

Engage in an up-to-date and thought-provoking series of lectures and case studies regarding chronic diaeases in low- and middle-income countries. This course will cover a variety of current topics ranging from how to evaluate effectiveness to how to conduct implementation based research.

Provides public health students and medical researchers with the necessary skills to engage in study design and conduct, analytic methods, and use of metrics to help conduct research on chronic diseases in low and middle income countries.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify key concepts of the research design and analytic methods in chronic diseases in low and middle income countries
  2. Identify the research design and analytic methods to be used for a specific topic in chronic disease research in low and middle income countries
  3. Identify commonly used metrics for patient-centered outcomes and health-related quality of life
  4. Apply epidemiologic tools and methodologies for chronic disease research development
  5. Critically assess and interpret the methodology of chronic disease epidemiology papers
  6. Identify substantive issues in Chronic Diseases in low and middle income country research on the basis of recent research findings
Methods of Assessment:

Quizzes: 70%
Participation: 20%
Final Assignment: 10%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Students will need to complete readings and case studies prior to class. Students will be evaluated to ensure that they have done the required reading, are familiar with case-studies and have knowledge of the topic. Additionally, each day a quiz will be given to evaluate topics covered during the lectures, case studies and readings. Students are required to complete readings and case studies prior to class. A final assignment will be due on August 26, 2016.