Doctoral Seminar Series in Epidemiology
- Course Number
- 5400 (Epidemiology)
- Course Instructor(s)
- Steven Narod
- 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 enrolled in this course during their first two years of study in the PhD program and 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.
- Credit/No Credit course (0.5 FCE)
- The seminar schedule is available here.
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.