340.614.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Lisa Jacobson
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Explain methodologic principles for conducting epidemiologic studies
    • Define and Discuss the elements of study conduct: population selection, recruitment and retention, study documentation including manual of operations, data collection and administrative forms, basic data management principles and implementation and rev
  • Course Description
    Covers applications of epidemiologic principles in the conduct of observational studies as taught in advanced epidemiologic methods. Focuses on developing skills to conduct and manage a research protocol, monitor data collection, manage data and disseminate results. Covers components of a clinical research team, responsibilities, expertise and tasks study members perform, and organizational, logistical and attitudinal issues that need to be addressed in producing an effective research group. Topics include infrastructure needed for single-site and multi-site studies, selection bias and analytical intent in the determination of populations and methods for recruitment, development of a manual of operations and forms for data collection and administration, data management tools, implementation and review of quality assurance, specimen repository tracking, and useful statistics for evaluating the progress of the study.
  • Intended Audience
    JHSPH students and SI participants
  • Methods of Assessment
    Final exam

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Grades will be based on 2 take-home exercises and class attendance.

  • 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.

  • Course topics

    Topics include: recruitment and retention, study documentation, data collection and management and reporting issues.

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