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 the Clinical Research Intensive course.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Moyses Szklo & F. Javier Nieto: Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics. 3rd Edition, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, Massachusetts, 2012. ISBN-13: 9781449604691; ISBN-10: 1449604692. Available online through the Einstein Library. To access the e-book you must be at Einstein or have remote access to the Library.
PREREQUISITES:Clinical Research Intensive
STUDENT PREPARATION: Students are expected to know the basic design issues of retrospective and prospective studies as well as clinical trials from the Clinical Research Intensive course.
SUITABLE FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS: No
UNIQUE TRAINING OFFERED IN THIS COURSE: N/A
STUDENT ASSESSMENTS: In-class exercises/class participation 50%, Mid-term test 25%, Final Exam 25%
(CLOSED REGISTRATION) LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS NEED APPROVAL FROM PROGRAM DIRECTOR-DR. AILEEN MCGINN (PICK UP COURSE REGISTRATION FORM IN THE GRADUATE OFFICE)
CREDIT HOURS: 3.0