MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOMARKERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH Syllabus
Course Learning ObjectivesUpon completing this course, students should be able: •To describe the general concepts and principles of molecular epidemiology. •To provide examples of the successful application of molecular or biochemical biomarkers of exposure, effect, and susceptibility in chronic disease epidemiology. •To be familiar with the validation process for new biomarker development, and be able to design a study to evaluate the usefulness of a biomarker for a particular purpose.
Emphasizes the scientific basis of molecular epidemiology and provides examples of the application of molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and toxicology to the study of chronic disease etiology and its public health application, including examples in human cancer, cardiovascular, immunological, and neurological diseases. Also discusses methodological and study design problems.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on a paper (50%) and a final exam (50%).
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
340.601-602 or consent of instructor
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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