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Critical Reading of Epidemiologic Literature

June 19, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1 credit

Course Number: 340.658.11

This summer this course will be taught online via Zoom, on the dates and times listed above. Registered students will attend their classes virtually via Zoom, in real time with faculty and other students.

"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

Course Instructor:


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