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Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program Doctoral Seminar

East Baltimore
2nd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tuesday, 12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Creates a focused, small group environment for the entering PhD students, which actively engages them in relevant, challenging content necessary for success in the PhD program. Seminar supports and extends beyond those topics taught in the classroom setting. The doctoral student education does not merely consist of successful completion of required courses--each student is expected to become a leading scientific expert during the years spent at JHU. It provides an opportunity to engage with senior faculty and move meaningfully toward selection of a dissertation topic and the skills necessary to successfully complete the PhD.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Engage in intellectual discussion on a range of topics, including research study design, aims, and methods, career trajectories, doctoral level skill-sets, etc.
  2. Intelligently discuss the role of research in the improvement of the health status of populations throughout the world
  3. Constructively critique research methods employed by public health scientists
  4. Formulate research questions that may develop into dissertation topics
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Presentation(s)
Enrollment Restriction
IH GDEC doctoral students only