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Spring 2 2010

Dr. S. Hernandez-Diaz
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the principles of screening across a spectrum of diseases. Particular emphasis is placed on the methodological issues fundamental to the design and evaluation of screening programs. The first part of the course will address the study designs and measures used to evaluate screening tests and screening programs. Then we will discuss current approaches to screening for specific diseases, which highlight various themes in screening as well as discuss future directions in the development of new screening tests. We will explore screening for cancer cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, childhood and prenatal screening, both in the United States and globally. The strengths, controversies and limitations of screening strategies will be discussed.
Course Activities: Active class participation, one problem set, debate of a current screening topic, a final 5-page paper.
Course Notes: One of EPI200, EPI201, EPI208 or signature of instructor required.

Spring 2 2009

Dr. S. Hernandez-Diaz
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the principles of screening across a spectrum of diseases. Particular emphasis is placed on the methodological issues fundamental to the design and evaluation of screening programs. The first part of the course will address the study designs and measures used to evaluate screening tests and screening programs. Then we will discuss current approaches to screening for specific diseases, which highlight various themes in screening as well as discuss future directions in the development of new screening tests. We will explore screening for cancer cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, childhood and prenatal screening, both in the United States and globally. The strengths, controversies and limitations of screening strategies will be discussed.
Course Activities: Active class participation, one problem set, debate of a current screening topic, a final 5-page paper.
Course Notes: One of EPI200, EPI201, EPI208 or signature of instructor required.

Spring 2 2008

Dr. S. Hernandez-Diaz
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the principles of screening across a spectrum of diseases. Particular emphasis is placed on the methodological issues fundamental to the design and evaluation of screening programs. The first part of the course will address the study designs and measures used to evaluate screening tests and screening programs. Then we will discuss current approaches to screening for specific diseases, which highlight various themes in screening as well as discuss future directions in the development of new screening tests. We will explore screening for cancer cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, childhood and prenatal screening, both in the United States and globally. The strengths, controversies and limitations of screening strategies will be discussed.
Course Activities: Active class participation, one problem set, debate of a current screening topic, a final 5-page paper.
Course Notes: One of EPI200, EPI201, EPI208 or signature of instructor required.

Spring 2 2007

Dr. L. Mucci, Dr. M. McGrath
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the principles of screening across a spectrum of diseases. Particular emphasis is placed on the methodological issues fundamental to the design and evaluation of screening programs. The first part of the course will address the study designs and measures used to evaluate screening tests and screening programs. Then we will discuss current approaches to screening for specific diseases, to highlight various themes in genetics and screening as well as discuss future directions in the development of new screening tests. We will explore screening for cancer, infectious diseases, childhood and prenatal screening, and screening in the workplace, both in the United States and globally. The strengths, controversies and limitations of screening strategies will be discussed.
Course Activities: Active class participation in seminars and presentations, one problem set, debate of a current screening topic, a final 5-page paper.
Course Notes: One of EPI200, EPI201, EPI208 or signature of instructor required. (5.06)

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