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
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