APPLICATIONS OF THE CASE CONTROL METHOD Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- describe the case-control study paradigm in relation to other observational epidemiologic designs
- define the criteria for case and control selection in a case-control study
- distinguish between the various exposure measurement approaches used in case-control studies
- conduct the appropriate analysis of case-control data
- properly interpret the results of case-control studies in the context of causal pathways
Course DescriptionFollowing a review of the basic strengths and problems of the case-control method, the course will examine the application of this popular method of investigation. Its use will be discussed in evaluation of risk factors, interventions, and as a surveillance tool. The course format will be based on lectures and lab work. Prerequisites: Completion of basic courses in epidemiology and biostatistics.
Intended AudienceJHSPH students and Summer Institute participants
Methods of AssessmentExam
PrerequisitesBasic biostatistics and epidemiology
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
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