Problems in the Design of Epidemiologic Studies: Proposal Development and Critique
2023 - 2024
M, W, F, 1:30 - 3:20pm
340.751 - 340.753 and 340.863 (3 terms)
Presents the methodologic and logistic problems involved in designing and conducting epidemiologic studies. Students participate in the preparation of a research proposal for a study in a human population. Offers an opportunity to critically evaluate the adequacy and scientific merit of research proposals, develop an appreciation of the ethical aspects of conducting research involving human subjects, and apply methods and principles learned in earlier (340.751 - 753) and current courses to specific epidemiologic problems.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the methodological and logistic problems involved in designing and conducting epidemiologic studies
- Prepare a research proposal for study in a human population modeled after the National Institutes of Health grant application format
- Critically evaluate the adequacy and scientific merit of research proposals
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 12% Participation
- 12% Attendance
- 60% Final proposal
- 15% Written reviews
2nd year doctoral students in Dept. Epidemiology
The course cannot be taken as pass/fail by doctoral students in Epidemiology.
There are some scheduled days that the course doesn't meet. Email instructor for the specific days.