340.860.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 1 Credit(s)
F 12:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Jennifer Deal
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Information not required for this course type

  • Course Description
    Provides overview of proposed and ongoing research within the Epidemiology department or field and offers an opportunity for discussion and clarification of epidemiologic methods as applied in research settings.
  • Intended Audience

    Degree candidates in Epidemiology

  • Methods of Assessment

    Class attendance and participation

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    MHS, ScM, and part-time DrPH degree candidates in Epidemiology must take 4 terms of 340.860 Current Topics in Epidemiologic Research.
    PhD, ScD, and full-time DrPH degree candidates in Epidemiology must take 8 terms of 340.860 Current Topics in Epidemiologic Research.

    Grading is based on attendance and participation.  Students must maintain a log of seminars attended, and submit this log to the dropbox in Courseplus during the last week of the term.  Students must attend 7 of the class sessions to earn a passing grade each term.

  • Prerequisites

    Concurrent or prior introductory epidemiology course.

  • Required Text(s)

    No textbook is required although Gordis, L. Epidemiology can be helpful in understanding the epidemiological methods presented and discussed..

  • 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

    We will meet Fridays in W1214 at 12:15 PM - 1:20 PM for the term.  Everyone is welcome to attend the sessions listed.  Additional seminar dates and times will continue to be added during the term.  Please check the course schedule posted on Courseplus for these seminars.
    Masters students in Epidemiology should register for 4 terms of the course. 
    Doctoral students should register for 8 terms of the course.
    Students are required to attend 7 seminars each term.  For questions about attendance and other concerns, please contact the course coordinator, Frances Burman, at or 410-955-3926.  Thank you.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Jennifer Deal, PhD
    Office: W6509
    Tel: 410-502-3115

    Frances Burman, MSEd
    Office: W6503
    Tel: 410-955-3926

  • 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