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EMERGE: Enabling Medical Research Growth in Emergency Medicine

Education and Training

Curriculum

Emergency Care Scholars who enroll in the MSCE program take a required core of courses during the first year and the summer of the second year of training. (The table below is a sample plan for these Scholars. Deviations may occur for some Scholars.)

Course Number and Title Abbreviated Course Description
Summer Term (first year)

EP 510:
Intro Epidemiology

Lectures and workshops to teach basic principles of epidemiologic research design

EP 526:
Biostatistics for Epidemiology I

Introductory course covering probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and ANOVA; a lab provides instruction in statistical analysis software (continues in fall semester)

EP 610:
Tutorial in Epidemiologic Research

Weekly meetings between trainee and methodologic preceptor, designed to assist in developing and completing a research project; meetings are ongoing throughout the year

Fall Semester (first year)

EP 526:
Biostatistics for Epidemiology I

Introductory course covering probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and ANOVA; a lab provides instruction in statistical analysis software (began in summer term , continues for first eight weeks in fall semester)

EP 527:
Biostatistics for Epidemiology II

Advanced course covering biostatistics concepts applied to epidemiology, primarily multi-variate models in epidemiology for analyzing data; emphasis placed on proper application; a lab provides instruction in statistical analysis software (continues in spring semester)

EP 542:
Health Measurement

Lectures and discussion sessions to introduce trainees to the concepts of health measurement as applied to epidemiology

Spring Semester (second year)

EP 527:
Biostatistics for Epidemiology II

Advanced course covering biostatistics concepts applied to epidemiology, primarily multi-variate models in epidemiology for analyzing data; emphasis placed on proper application; a lab provides instruction in statistical analysis software (began in fall , continues for first eight weeks in spring semester)

EP 532:
Database Management

Practical issues of database management, supporting trainees’ research projects

EP 560:
Protocol Development

Major issues in research protocol development, including methodologic, development of research questions, and plans for analysis; trainee protocols are presented and critiqued

EP 570:
Critical Appraisal of the Medical Literature

Techniques for critical appraisal; trainees critically appraise a journal article and lead the discussion concerning that article

EP XXX:
Acute Care Research Methods I

Advanced course, introduces epidemiologic issues as they apply to important clinical questions in acute care, including emergency, hospital, and critical care medicine

Summer Term (second year)

EP XXX:
Acute Care Research Methods II

Builds on the first course, addresses research questions of importance and methodologic challenges in acute care, includes regulatory affairs and ethical issues

EP 714:
Grant Writing

Provides guidance on writing and submitting NIH grant proposals

 

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