Doctoral Seminar Series in Epidemiology


Course Number
CHL5423H
Series
5400 (Epidemiology)
Format
Seminar
Course Instructor(s)
, Shelley L Deeks, David N. Fisman, Erjia Ge

Course Description

  • Student presentations and critiques: Student presentation sessions are structured similar to presentations at a research conference. All faculty and students who attend provide a brief written critique of each presentation, which are passed on to the presenters.
  • Substantive presentations by faculty members: In these sessions faculty members and others describe current research, identify methodological challenges involved in their work, and highlight important new methods or data analytic approaches.
  • Professional development: Professional development sessions are focused on professional experience or skills that are typically not provided in coursework, such as teaching skill development and knowledge translation.
  • The class will meet every two weeks, for one hour, in seminar format.  Students are expected to attend (minimum 80% attendance is required) and be active participants.  Each student will present work in progress once or twice a year.
  • Pass/fail course (0.5 credit)
  • The 2017-18 seminar schedule click here.

Course Objectives

The goals of the course are:

  • To develop specific skills needed in scientific careers, including presenting and commenting on research;
  • To provide students with exposure to faculty and other researchers addressing a wide range of epidemiological questions;
  • To provide students with professional development

General Requirements

  • None. Required course for all PhD Epidemiology students.