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Critical Reading of Epidemiologic Literature

June 24, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1 credit

Course Number: 340.658.49 (online)
                                  340.658.11 (in-person)  

This is a hybrid course with both a synchronous online section (340.658.49) and an in-person section (340.658.11). You'll be able to indicate which section you want (either in-person or online) when registering in SIS.

"This course was well-delivered and will be useful throughout my career both professionally and personally. The jokes during class helped to cement the points. The in-class activity was a great way to integrate all we learned and the feedback was insightful." - Student 2019

"Excellent overview of critical reading skills, very practical application of appraisal before/during/after workshop, useful anecdotes from professor's wealth of experience." - Student 2018

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Develops skills in critical reading of epidemiological reports. Uses a case-study, problem-based learning approach. In advance of the course, students read and critique several articles. Uses a blend of lectures and discussions.

Student Evaluation: Article critique

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

• Read and interpret reports of epidemiological studies.
• Identify sources of bias in epidemiological findings and determine how they have been addressed.
• Develop reports of epidemiological studies in public health practice.

Grading Options: Letter grade or Pass/Fail

Course Materials: Provided in class