OUTCOMES AND EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Develop skills needed to critically evaluate outcomes and effectiveness research
- Craft a preliminary design for an outcomes or effectiveness study
- Describe the strengths and weaknesses of various experimental and observational study designs
- Recognize how various statistical approaches reflect and illuminate study aims
- Describe a wide variety of approaches to outcomes and effectiveness investigation
Course DescriptionProvides an overview of outcomes and effectiveness research. Emphasizes conceptual, design, and analytical aspects of research, rather than particular findings or policy implications. Covers both experimental (randomized) and observational designs, with greater emphasis on the latter. Examines alternative approaches to addressing confounding in controlled observational studies. Explores methods for evaluating the effectiveness of patient-level interventions (e.g., treatments and procedures), as well as methods for evaluating the effectiveness of providers and provider-level interventions (including by application of multilevel models). Considers a wide range of outcomes, including time to event outcomes (survival analysis), cost of care (cost-effectiveness analysis), and patient-reported outcomes.
Intended AudienceScientists, clinicians, or support personnel fully engaged in clinical investigation
Methods of AssessmentBased on a final project consisting of a preliminary research proposal.
PrerequisitesIntroductory biostatistics course sequence (e.g., 140.611-612 or 140.621-623), SOCI student, or consent of instructor.
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.
Day and time: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Room W-2008
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