19.725 Epidemiologic Theory

Epidemiologic Theory

Course Details
Min Credits 1.5
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3659
Status Active

An advanced seminar in epidemiologic theory. The goal of the course is to develop each student's own theoretical perspective on the field to ground practical problems of study design and analysis. Students read a major text in modern chronic disease epidemiology as well as relevant papers, and discuss and evaluate the perspectives of different authors. Topics include: causality, study designs, measures of disease frequency, measures of association, statistical inference, biases, and confounding.