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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

340.634.11 Perspectives on Management of Epidemiological Studies

June 10-14, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2 credits

Course Instructor:

      Joel G. Hill


This is an introductory course addressing practical issues of management related to multi-ethnic cohort studies. The course addresses primarily longitudinal, population based studies. In both seminar and lab environment, the course involves lecture, discussion and problem solving on issues of study location, community relations, staffing a team, communication, conflict management as well as issues of quality control and recruitment and retention. Each class begins with lecture/discussion and then in the lab period students will work through real issues of management. Students are also encouraged to bring problems from their own studies or institutions to engage in problem solving. This is a two credit course and offered in conjunction with Conducting Epidemiological Research.

Student Evaluation: In class exercises

Learning Objective:

This course will prepare you to do the following:

Assess various methods for staff development and training

Analyze practical recruitment and retention methods for a population based cohorts.

Explain the basic concepts of quality control.

Evaluate methods for effective problem solving in issues related to privacy for the cohort.

Location: Baltimore

Class Times:

·         Mon 06/17/2012 - Fri 06/21/2013

·         Monday 1:30 - 5:00

·         Tuesday 1:30 - 5:00

·         Wednesday 1:30 - 5:00

·         Thursday 1:30 - 5:00

·         Friday 1:30 - 5:00

Prerequisite: Some field experience recommended

Auditors Allowed: No

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail

Course Materials: