UM SPH Academic Courses
EPID811 Critical Appraisal of Epidemiologic Studies
- 3 Credit Hour(s)
Mendes de Leon, Carlos
- Last offered Winter 2013
- Prerequisites: Doctoral standing or Perm. Instr.
- Description: This course will act as the introductory epidemiologic course for doctoral students enrolling in the epidemiology Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The course will proved a unifying examination of epidemiological constructs and their application to the critical evaluation of the literature. Topics will include: Importance of causal relationships; study designs that can demonstrate and test causation; interpretation of results from causation; selection of study subjects; error and bias in observation; confounding and chance variation; combination of results from several studies using several methodologies.
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