Course Description: EPIB609: Seminar for Epidemiology Students in Core-year PhD program: Fall 2012

[updated June 28, 2012]

Instructor Dr. James Hanley

Co-ordinates tel: (514) 398-6270  

Overview The course is intended to deepen students' understanding and mastery of the fundamental concepts and principles in epidemiologic research

Target PhD students in the core-year of the department's epidemiology program

Topics Fundamental epidemiologic concepts, terminology and measures

Fractions, etiologic and prevented

Statistical models for rates

Classic and regression-based control of confounding

'Translating' effect-modification regression coefficients into words/pictures

History of the so-called 'cohort' study and the 'case-control' study

The etiologic study, and efficiency in conducting it

'Classic' pieces of epidemiologic research

Preparation/practice for 'a.m.' and 'p.m.' portions of comprehensive examination

Format Readings, exercises, presentations, discussions, and mock exams.

Class Website

When Mondays 12.30pm-3.30pm.     first/last class: Sept 10/ Dec 3.
* First Assignment will be provided online before Sept 1

Where Room 24, first Floor, Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Ave. West [corner Pine]

Prerequisites Master's level preparation in epidemiology and biostatistics.

No. of Credits 3

Assessment To be discussed/finalized at first class

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