WELCH CENTER RESEARCH SEMINAR Syllabus

340.871.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 1 Credit(s)
T 12:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Elizabeth Selvin
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • read and critically evaluate scientific papers
    • give a presentation and lead a discussion related to a research article
    • critique analytic methods in the published literature
    • describe the strengths and weaknesses of various methodological approaches in clinical epidemiology and cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Course Description
    Students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty present scientific papers from the current and/or classic literature dealing with epidemiologic research, focusing on clinical and cardiovascular epidemiology. Emphasizes presentation skills and the ability to critically evaluate scientific papers. Uses a journal-club format in which one or more papers are distributed in advance; participants are expected to read and discuss the assigned material.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

     

    Students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty present scientific papers from the current and/or
    classic literature dealing with epidemiologic research, with a focus on clinical and cardiovascular
    epidemiology. The course emphasizes presentation skills and the ability to critically evaluate
    scientific papers. The seminar uses a journal-club format in which one or more papers are
    distributed in advance. Participants are expected to read and discuss the assigned material.
    Media reporting/coverage in the lay and medical press will be explicitly discussed related to the
    article. The seminar is often a forum for the discussion of the appropriate use of statistical
    methods for various study designs.
     
    The seminar meets once every week in the first, second,
    third, and fourth terms. Attendance is required of all clinical and cardiovascular epidemiology
    students. Students are required to present one research article. Seminars take place at the Welch
    Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research. The Welch Center is a
    multidisciplinary research center affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and
    Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Intended Audience
    Clinical Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Epidemiology students
  • Methods of Assessment
    Presentation, discussion participation
  • 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.

  • Welcome Message

    The web site for Welch Center Research Seminar may be accessed directly at http://www.jhsph.edu/welchcenter/seminars/journal_club.html

    The course SYLLABUS is located in the Online Library (on the CoursePlus site)

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Seamus Whelton
    Email: swhelton@jhsph.edu
    Office: United States
    Tel: 4106146463

  • Course Objectives(from old syllabus)

     

    By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
    (1) read and critically evaluate scientific papers
    (2) give a presentation and lead a discussion related to a research article
    (3) critique analytic methods in the published literature
    (4) describe the strengths and weaknesses of various methodological approaches in clinical and cardiovascular epidemiology
     
    Student Evaluation:
    All students are expected to read articles prior to each session, come prepared, and participate in
    the discussion. Students will be graded Pass/Fail based on participation, attendance, and an oral
    presentation. Students may not miss more than 2 sessions without prior approval of
    instructor.
    Students may select articles to present from a list of approved articles or students may select their
    own article. Students who select their own article need pre-approval of the instructor prior
    to presentation. Please email Mary Cay Reynolds mreyno13@jhmi.edu to view the article list
    and to sign up for a presentation date.
     
    Policy on switching presentation dates:
    Please note that if you should need to reschedule your presentation date, it is your responsibility
    to arrange a swap with someone else on the schedule. Please communicate the change to
    Mary Cay Reynolds mreyno13@jhmi.edu

     

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.