CRITICAL READING OF EPIDEMIOLOGIC LITERATURE Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Read and interpret reports of epidemiological studies
- Identify sources of bias in epidemiological findings and determine how they have been addressed in epidemiologic articles
- Understand the peer review process.
The workshop relates to developing skills in the critical reading of epidemiologic reports. Key epidemiologic concepts and methods will be reviewed in the first part of the workshop, including bias, confounding and interaction. In the second part, the key issues and common mistakes in the preparation of epidemiologic reports of empirical research will be discussed. The students will receive first drafts of papers submitted to the American Journal of Epidemiology in advance of the workshop for discussion during the workshop.
JHSPH students and Summer Institute participants
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Article critique
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
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.
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