EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DIABETES AND OBESITY Syllabus

340.644.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, obesity, and associated complications
    • Discuss methodological issues associated with evaluating these in epidemiological studies
    • Apply methodological principles when implementing research studies or interpreting the scientific literature
  • Course Description

    Describes the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, obesity, and associated complications. Discusses methodological issues associated with evaluating these in epidemiologic studies. Designed to cover the global epidemics of diabetes and obesity, environmental and genetic risk factors, as well as interventions to improve diabetes outcomes and weight management. Includes lectures from several expert faculty members in the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine, to discuss landmark studies.

  • Intended Audience

    Summer Institute participants and degree seeking students at the JHSPH.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Class participation, homework, final exam

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    340.601 or equivalent

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    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.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.