Scientific Overviews In Epidemiology
- Course Number
- 5400 (Epidemiology)
- Course Instructor(s)
- , Victoria Kirsh
This course introduces principles of formulating epidemiological, clinical or public health questions, systematically searching for evidence, and applying it to the question, analyzing and interpreting the results. Also addressed is the role of evidence in informing public health policy, the application of critical appraisal tools, and the role of bias (including that in studies designs, publication bias, and meta-bias). Particular consideration is given to the meta-analytic methodology of synthesizing evidence in a systematic review.
Interspersed throughout the course are lectures from experts who work in the field. They have been invited to either teach a core learning objective, or share their experience getting involved with systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and the direction they see the field