Skip to main content

Epidemiologic Methods 2

East Baltimore
2nd Term
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Monday, 9:00 - 9:50am
Lab Times
Monday, 10:00 - 11:50am (01)
Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:50am (01)
Monday, 10:00 - 11:50am (02)
Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:50am (02)
Monday, 10:00 - 11:50am (03)
Friday, 10:00 - 11:50am (03)
Monday, 10:00 - 11:50am (04)
Friday, 10:00 - 11:50am (04)
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

Epidemiologic Methods 1 (340.751) (or an A in 340.601), Statistical Methods in Public Health I (140.621) or Methods in Biostatistics I (140.651), and prior or concurrent enrollment in Statistical Methods in Public Health II (140.622) or Methods in Biostatistics II (140.652).

Second offering in the Epidemiologic Methods sequence. Builds on the concepts of epidemiologic reasoning, population health measures, validity, and study design taught in Epidemiologic Methods 1. Provides a detailed presentation of causal inference, study design and threats to validity (confounding, information bias and selection bias). Discusses a wide range of epidemiologic designs in detail, together with their advantages and limitations. Laboratory exercises, assignments, and the MiniProject provide experience with applying concepts and calculations to problems drawn from real epidemiological data and published literature.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify how epidemiologists evaluate whether an observed association likely reflects a causal relationship
  2. Compare and contrast epidemiologic study designs and identify questions that can be appropriately answered with these different designs
  3. Recognize and analyze the most important threats to validity: confounding, information bias, and selection bias
  4. Analyze and interpret effect modification
  5. Design and critically assess epidemiologic studies
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 40% Midterm
  • 40% Final Exam
  • 4% Group Project(s)
  • 9% Quizzes
  • 7% Attendance
Enrollment Restriction
No auditors permitted.
Special Comments

This is a hybrid course with both an onsite section (340.752.01) and synchronous online section (340.752.41). Please choose the modality you need (either in-person or online) when registering in SIS.

You must register for one lab section 340.952 when you register for this course. Labs begin at 10:15 AM. Lab sections 340.952.01, 340.952.03, and 340.952.04 will be held on-site, and students will attend lab and work in lab groups in-person. Lab section 340.952.02 ( MW) will be held remotely via Zoom. A Live Q & A Session will be held on Friday at 9 - 10AM, both in-person and synchronous online. Students are expected to view weekly lecture content PRIOR to the LiveTalks and labs.