First Year Epidemiology Doctoral Seminar
2023 - 2024
Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:50am
Concurrent enrollment in 340.753.
This course is an opportunity to discuss the field of epidemiology, broadly, with your peers. Topics vary from term to term, but are generally concerned with big picture ideas in epidemiology. There are no bad ideas or wrong answers here, just an opportunity to critically think about why and how we do epidemiological research.
Introduces current discussion, controversies, and applications of epidemiology. Reviews landmark papers and current literature and provides guided discussions of the materials. Focuses on exploring key paradigms that have influenced the field of epidemiology. Includes discussion of current trends influencing epidemiologic research and training, controversies in the assessment of populations and outcomes, and individual-level vs. population-health, among others.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and discuss current controversies in epidemiology
- Articulate the importance and context for key papers in the field
- Explain key paradigms that have influenced the field of epidemiology
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 100% Discussion
Restricted to PhD students in the Department of Epidemiology