NS 6520

NS 6520

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Intent is to train students to conduct epidemiologic research. Through lectures, classroom discussion, and project-based work, students will learn the principles of epidemiology, including study design and sources of bias in estimation of effects, evaluate evidence from epidemiologic studies and design an epidemiologic case study on a topic of interest. Students will apply epidemiologic approaches to study questions in health-related specialties including clinical medicine, and nutritional sciences.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BTRY 6010 or equivalent.

Outcomes
  • Demonstrate comprehension of epidemiology principles by completing assignments on basic concepts.
  • Demonstrate epidemiologic thinking to analyze published studies to identify study hypotheses, study design features, measures of effect, internal validity information, and to interpret findings in light of critical analysis.
  • Apply critical analysis of epidemiologic studies to evaluate evidence and to make inferences about cause--effect associations.
  • Demonstrate ability to integrate epidemiologic principles and critical analysis and apply this by working in teams to design an epidemiologic case study.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11990NS 6520  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Cassano, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: BTRY 6010 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to: Graduate students. Offered in Ithaca and streamed via videoconference to Weill Cornell.

  • 12872NS 6520  DIS 201

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Cassano, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: BTRY 6010 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to: Graduate students. Offered in Ithaca and streamed via videoconference to Weill Cornell.