Dec 01, 2023
CHS 714 - Critical Evaluation of Epidemiologic Research (3 units)
Students will apply epidemiologic concepts they have learned in previous coursework to the critical evaluation of epidemiologic studies published in the literature.
Prerequisite(s): CHS 708 ; CHS 712 ; CHS 713 ; CHS 780 .
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. construct and evaluate models for causal inference and demonstrate their practical application to epidemiologic data.
2. judge and design statistical models to investigate mediation, confounding, interaction, and effect modification in the context of epidemiologic research.
3. critique individual published epidemiologic research studies.
4. critically evaluate and synthesize scientific literature.
5. evaluate, justify, and apply appropriate methodological and analytical approaches to address public health research questions.
6. manage and analyze data using classic and modern approaches appropriate for various study designs using software packages such as SAS, R, STATA, SPlus, and WinBUGS.
7. interpret results from statistical analyses of epidemiologic studies.
8. justify and apply statistical theory and methodology in public health and medical research.
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