STAT 325
Epidemiologic Research Methods

The objective of this course is to provide a deeper understanding of epidemiologic research methodology that can be used to interpret critically the results of epidemiologic research. This understanding will result from investigating conceptual models for study designs, disease frequency, measures of association and impact, imprecision, bias, and effect modification. The course will emphasize the interpretation of research, even when the design or execution of the respective research is less than ideal.


STAT 200 or STAT 500 and STAT 317.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to distinguish design options in the conduct of epidemiologic research
  • Learn about choices for measures of disease frequency, association, and impact
  • Understand the origin of selection, information, and confounding biases, and its effect on research results
  • Know the origin of imprecision and its effect on research results
  • Recognize the origin of effect modification and its effect on research results



Class Type

Graduate Course