QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR TOBACCO CONTROL Syllabus
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Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Identify key indicators for surveillance of tobacco use behaviors.
- Describe quantitative approaches for studying the determinants of tobacco use behaviors.
- Explain quantitative approaches for studying the impact of tobacco control interventions.
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret surveillance indicators and measures of association.
- Describe the strengths and limitations of quantitative methods for tobacco control.
Course DescriptionIntroduces students to the quantitative methods most often used in tobacco control and tobacco-related research. Includes topics such as methods to study the determinants of tobacco use and cessation patterns, surveillance of tobacco-related indicators, interpreting burden of disease, and evaluating the impact of tobacco control interventions. Provides an opportunity to apply these new skills in interpreting and presenting quantitative data.
Intended AudienceGraduate students interested in tobacco control
Methods of AssessmentBrief individual presentation - 20%; 3-page assignment describing tobacco surveillance system - 20%; journal article review - 30%; 2-page report & presentation interpreting tobacco control data - 30%. All assignments due by the last day of class
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