This course covers the basic principles needed for critical appraisal of occupational epidemiological studies. Study design, sources of bias, exposure assessment for epidemiological purposes, evaluation of causation, and the practical challenges of conducting occupational studies in Canada will be emphasized.
The course consists of lectures and readings associated with each lecture. There are no tutorials in this course. Papers and other material will be made available on Blackboard. Students will be expected to have read assigned materials and be prepared to discuss them in class.
At the end of this course students should have a good understanding of basic methodological principles and be able to apply them to the critical appraisal of occupational epidemiological studies.