340.655.01 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Term | 6 Credit(s)
MTWThF 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Define a research question
    • Describe the steps involved in conducting clinical research
    • Review and evaluate the main study designs used in clinical research: case-control, cohort, clinical trials, cross-sectional, metanalyses
    • Explain the basis of statistical analyses of clinical research studies
    • Describe the methodological basis of diagnostic and prognostic testing
    • Prepare and review a research project
  • Course Description

    Provides an intensive two-week introduction to clinical research methods, emphasizing epidemiological, biostatistical, and computing methods. Hand-outs and homework exercises provided at each session.

  • Intended Audience

    K-12 and GTPCI

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on paired pre- and post-test of knowledge base.

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • Prerequisites

    Students must preregister and prior submission of an abstract for a research project

  • 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:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.