ADVANCED METHODS IN OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES: DESIGN Syllabus

340.708.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Elizabeth T. Golub
    Stephen Gange
  • 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 Description
    Expands 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 Audience
    JHSPH students and Summer Institute participants
  • Methods of Assessment
    50% - Take Home Assignment 50% - Final Examination
  • Prerequisites
    Students must have one term of epidemiology (340.601 or equivalent) or consent of instructor
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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