340.605.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Mara McAdams
  • 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 Description
    Following 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 Audience
    JHSPH students and Summer Institute participants
  • Methods of Assessment
  • Prerequisites
    Basic biostatistics and epidemiology
  • Course Schedule

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

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