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Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program Doctoral Seminar

East Baltimore
4th term
International Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
Melissa Hewett-Marx

Creates a focused, small group environment for the entering PhD students, which actively engages them in relevant, challenging content necessary for success in the PhD program. Seminar supports and extends beyond those topics taught in the classroom setting. The doctoral student education does not merely consist of successful completion of required courses--each student is expected to become a leading scientific expert during the years spent at JHU. It provides an opportunity to engage with senior faculty and move meaningfully toward selection of a dissertation topic and the skills necessary to successfully complete the PhD.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Engage in intellectual discussion on a range of topics, including research study design, aims, and methods, career trajectories, doctoral level skill-sets, etc.
  2. Intelligently discuss the role of research in the improvement of the health status of populations throughout the world
  3. Constructively critique research methods employed by public health scientists
  4. Formulate research questions that may develop into dissertation topics
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Presentation(s)

Enrollment Restriction:

IH doctoral students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required