COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the analytical issues of epidemiological studies: biases, confounding, interaction, statistical methods used in case-control and longitudinal studies, and sample size/statistical power. The homework will reinforce these concepts. Students are expected to know the basic design issues of retrospective and prospective studies as well as clinical trials from Epi I.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Moyses Szklo & F. Javier Nieto: Epidemiology: Beyond the basics. 2nd Edition, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, Massachusetts, 2006.
STUDENT PREPARATION: Students are expected to know the basic design issues of retrospective and prospective studies as well as clinical trials from Epi I.
SUITABLE FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS: No
UNIQUE TRAINING OFFERED IN THIS COURSE: N/A
STUDENT ASSESSMENTS: Homework/Class Participation 30%, Mid-term test 30%, Final Exam 40%
(CLOSED REGISTRATION) LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS NEED APPROVAL FROM PROGRAM DIRECTOR-DR. ELLIE SCHOENBAUM (PICK UP COURSE REGISTRATION FORM IN THE GRADUATE OFFICE)
CREDIT HOURS: 2.0