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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Advanced Methods in Observational Studies: Design

June 15-19, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2 credits
Course Number: 340.708.11


Course Instructor:

Elizabeth Golub

Stephen Gange

Expands beyond introductory level epidemiologic concepts and methods material, using examples from the published literature. Emphasizes interpretation and the ability to critically evaluate issues related to populations/study design and measurement including: modern cohort study designs; advanced nested designs; novel techniques for exposure assessment; interpretation and utility of measures of impact; sources of bias and methods for their prevention.

Student Evaluation: 4 brief daily quizzes, each of which will have both in-class and take-home components; each daily quiz will be weighted equally

Learning Objectives:

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

Prerequisite: One term of epidemiology (340.601 or equivalent)

Enrollment Restriction: Students who have completed 340.608 may not take this course

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail

Course Materials: Provided in class and through CoursePlus