EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS 2 Syllabus

340.752.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 2nd Term | 5 Credit(s)
MWF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    GypsyAmber D’Souza
    Milo Puhan
    Stephan Ehrhardt
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Understand how epidemiologist evaluate whether an observed association likely reflects a causal relationship
    • Compare and contrast epidemiologic study designs and identify questions that can be appropriately answered with these different designs
    • Recognize and analyze the most important threats to validity: selection, information and confounding bias
    • Understand how to analyze and interpret effect modification
  • Course Description
    Second offering in the Epidemiologic Methods sequence. Builds on the concepts of epidemiologic reasoning, causal inference, and cohort design taught in Epidemiologic Methods 1. Provides a detailed presentation of threats to validity (information, confounding and selection bias), precision, and study generalizability. Discusses a wide range of epidemiologic designs in detail, together with their advantages and limitations. Provides experience through laboratory exercises with epidemiologic methods and inference, issues in study design, calculation of measures of association, and literature interpretation.
  • Intended Audience
    Master’s, doctoral, and MPH students who will be conducting epidemiologic or clinical research.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Written assignment(s), mini-project, Midterm examination, Final examination.
  • Prerequisites
    Epidemiologic Methods 1 (340.751), Statistical Methods in Public Health I (140.621) or Methods in Biostatistics I (140.651), and prior or concurrent enrollment in Statistical Methods in Public Health II (140.622) or Methods in Biostatistics II (140.652).
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Amber D'Souza, PhD

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