Critical Reading of Epidemiologic Literature
June 24, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Number: 340.658.49 (online)
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
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