340.715.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 4 Credit(s)
MWF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Gregory Kirk
    David Celentano
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe the methodologic and logistic problems involved in designing and conducting epidemiologic studies
    • Prepare a research proposal for a study in a human population modeled after the National Institutes of Health grant application format
    • Critically evaluate the adequacy and scientific merit of research protocols
  • Course Description
    Presents the methodologic and logistic problems involved in designing and conducting epidemiologic studies. Students participate in the preparation of a research protocol for a study in a human population. Offers an opportunity to critically evaluate the adequacy and scientific merit of research protocols, develop an appreciation of the ethical aspects of conducting research involving human subjects, and apply methods and principles learned in earlier (340.751 - 753) and current courses to specific epidemiologic problems.
  • Intended Audience
    Required for doctoral students in Epidemiology

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Doctoral students in the Department of Epidemiology who have completed the Epi Research Methods Series (751-753)

  • Methods of Assessment
    class participation and individual project
  • Prerequisites
    340.751-340.753 and 340.863 (3 terms)
  • 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.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Meg Parker

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