19.533 Intervention Research

Intervention Research

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37513
Status Active

This course will address the design and conduct of intervention studies to reduce occupational and environmental risk factors for injury, illness or disability. Intervention studies may examine any of a range of dependent variables, at the individual or organizational level, such as change in exposure, health endpoint (s), cost of workers' compensation claims, etc. Each student will select an occupational or environmental health problem and identify and justify an appropriate intervention approach. Selected scientific articles will be evaluated with respect to study design and methodologic issues. We will also consider how to evaluate scientific findings in terms of their implications for policy-setting.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 19.575 Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology or Other introductory course on epidemiology or research methods, such as: 32.604, 33.704, 34.612, or 47.512.