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Courses

Intermediate Epidemiology

June 14-18, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3 credits
Course Number: 340.602.11

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.

"It's such an honor to be able to have Dr. Szklo as a professor, he is very dedicated, has a lot of experience, and really makes his best effort to make sure the students are acquiring the concepts. The mix of lectures with the exercises is great to apply the concepts learned in class."— Student, 2019


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Description:

Covers key principles, designs and methods of observational epidemiology studies. Includes a description of general designs of the main observational studies (birth cohort analysis, ecologic studies, cohort, case-based case-control studies, case-control studies within a defined cohort, and case-crossover studies), measures of disease frequency (cumulative incidence, rate and odds) and of association (relative risk, odds ratio), evaluation of confounding and interaction, types of bias, and the most often used methods of adjustment for confounding effects and their assumptions. Employs lectures and group discussions of exercise.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe modern design features of epidemiologic studies

  • Calculate and contrast measures of association and measures of impact

  • Employ epidemiologic methods to address confounding, bias, effect modification and modeling using multiple variables in epidemiologic studies

Methods of Assessment: Class participation - 10%; Lab assignments - 30%; Take Home Exam - 60%

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail

Notes: Prior to the start of the course, and before each class session, assigned readings will available through CoursePlus. In addition a take home exam will be due on July 15, 2019