Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOMARKERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (180.640.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Emphasizes the scientific basis of molecular epidemiology and provides examples of the application of molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and toxicology to the study of chronic disease etiology and its public health application, including examples in human cancer, cardiovascular, immunological, and neurological diseases. Also discusses methodological and study design problems.
Upon completing this course, students should be able: •To describe the general concepts and principles of molecular epidemiology. •To provide examples of the successful application of molecular or biochemical biomarkers of exposure, effect, and susceptibility in chronic disease epidemiology. •To be familiar with the validation process for new biomarker development, and be able to design a study to evaluate the usefulness of a biomarker for a particular purpose.
Tue Thu 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM
340.601-602 or consent of instructor
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on a paper (50%) and a final exam (50%).
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade