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Welch Center Research Seminar

East Baltimore
1st Term
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tuesday, 12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

Prior or concurrent registration in 340.751.

Students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty present contemporary epidemiological research articles, focusing on clinical and cardiovascular epidemiology. Emphasizes presentation skills and the ability to critically evaluate scientific papers. Uses a journal-club format in which one or more papers are distributed in advance. Participants are expected to read and discuss the assigned material. Media reporting/coverage in the lay and medical press is explicitly discussed related to the article. Provides a forum for the discussion of the appropriate use of statistical methods for various study designs.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Read and critically evaluate scientific papers
  2. Give a presentation and lead a discussion related to a research article
  3. Critique analytic methods in the published literature
  4. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of various methodological approaches in clinical epidemiology and cardiovascular epidemiology
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 25% Presentation(s)
  • 50% Participation
  • 25% Discussion Board
Enrollment Restriction
MHS, ScM, and PhD students in the Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology programs only.
Special Comments

Students must take this course at least twice during their programs.