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First Year Epidemiology Doctoral Seminar

Course Status

East Baltimore
1st Term
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

Concurrent enrollment in 340.751.

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 Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and discuss current controversies in epidemiology
  2. Articulate the importance and context for key papers in the field
  3. Explain key paradigms that have influenced the field of epidemiology
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 100% Discussion
Enrollment Restriction
Restricted to PhD students in the Department of Epidemiology
Special Comments

The course is offered terms 1-3. Students are required to take all three terms during their first year of enrollment.