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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Critical Reading of Epidemiologic Literature

June 17, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1 credit

Course Number: 340.658.11

Course Instructor:


Develops skills in critical reading of epidemiological reports. Uses a case-study, problem-based learning approach. In advance of the course, students read and critique several articles. Uses a blend of lectures and discussions.

Student Evaluation: Article critique

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

• Read and interpret reports of epidemiological studies.
• Identify sources of bias in epidemiological findings and determine how they have been addressed.
• Develop reports of epidemiological studies in public health practice.

Grading Options: Letter grade or Pass/Fail

Course Materials: Provided in class