ADVANCED METHODS IN OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES: DESIGN Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe modern design features for cohort studies, including use of existing clinical and administrative databases
- Compare and contrast various nested designs, including methods for participant selection and analysis
- Calculate and contrast measures of association and measures of impact
- Identify biases resulting from participant selection and misallocation of person-time
- Critically evaluate published epidemiologic studies
Course DescriptionExpands beyond introductory level epidemiologic concepts and methods material, using examples from the published literature. Emphasizes interpretation and the ability to critically evaluate issues related to populations/study design and measurement including: modern cohort study designs; advanced nested designs; novel techniques for exposure assessment; interpretation and utility of measures of impact; sources of bias and methods for their prevention.
Intended AudienceJHSPH students and Summer Institute participants
Methods of Assessment50% - Take Home Assignment 50% - Final Examination
PrerequisitesStudents must have one term of epidemiology (340.601 or equivalent) or consent of instructor
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
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