Courses Details

EPID673: Epidemiology of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Villamor, Eduardo (Residential);
  • Last offered Fall 2015
  • Prerequisites: BIOSTAT 521 and EPID 600
  • Description: This course will survey both classic and emerging literature describing the DOHaD paradigm from an epidemiological perspective. The course will have a structured discussion format.
  • Learning Objectives: Through analysis and discussion of research papers in the field, students will be able to: 1) Identify sources of bias in DOHaD research and anticipate their potential effects on estimates of association; 2) Weight evidence on DOHaD according to the relative methodological strength of epidemiological reports; 3) Distinguish strengths and limitations of family studies and randomized trials in DOHaD epidemiology; 4) Link indicators used in epidemiological studies with the underlying biological processes they intend to measure; 5) Integrate evidence from different sources into conceptual frames on DOHaD topics; 6) Understand different strategies for analysis of epidemiological data in DOHaD research. In addition, this course will cover the following learning objective from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH): LO3. Explain the role of quantitative and qualitative methods and sciences in describing and assessing a population's health.