- UBC School of Population and Public Health
SPPH 604: Application of Advanced Epidemiological Methods (Restricted to Ph.D. level SPPH students).
- 2022-2023 (in-person):
- General note about the expectation / requirement of the course:
- SPPH 604 is a required course for SPPH PhD, and is known to have a heavy workload, and a greater time commitment is expected. Based on students' background and comfortability with the quantitative subject materials covered in the course, they should make a judgment on how many other commitments they want to make during that term.
- Strongly encourages students to have fluency in R. The time commitment can exponentially increase if the student is also trying to learn data wrangling with R at the same time.
- If you are not a regular R user, or want to check some of the background materials, I encourage you to take a look at
these basic resources about importing, wrangling, visualization, tabulation (or feel free to consult other open resources as well), and practice to be comfortable with R coding.
- In the lab, students are expected to reproduce analyses of a published article from scratch in R (as lab assignment) within a 2-3 hour time frame.
- In the
SPPH PhD timeline, SPPH 604 is usually the last course in the
core required courses for the PhD students before the
comprehensive examination. This is an advanced-level course (primarily 2nd-year students take this course) that focused on extension and implementation of ideas and concepts already taught in pre-requisite courses (SPPH400, SPPH500, SPPH502, and at least one of the following: one of SPPH503, SPPH506, SPPH519, SPPH530). Students are responsible for having an appropriate background in the materials that were already covered in the pre-requisite courses (even if they are exempt from taking some of them). Given the dense materials, the instructor or the TAs (if any) will not be able to repeat covering any of the background/ pre-requisite materials.
- As a final project of this course, students have to submit a manuscript written based on an original analysis that the student will conduct during the course. Some of the
guidelines are listed here to give students a general understanding of the requirements, but please check out canvas page for updated guidelines.
- Some open educational resources from this course from previous years are listed below:
SPPH 504/007: Application of Epidemiological Methods (Section 7: restricted to Ph.D. level SPPH students).
This course is transitioned to SPPH 604 now. Previous year Syllabus and materials from SPPH 504/007
- 2020-2021 (online)
Open lab materials from 2018-2019
- 2018-2019 (pilot)
- UBC Department of Medicine: Experimental Medicine
- MEDI 504: MEDI 504A Emerging Topics in Experimental Medicine (Data Science and Health Applications)
- Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University
- EPIB 591: Regression Analysis for Health Sciences, 2015-2016 [7 students]
- SPPH 500: Principles of Regression Modeling for Health Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
- (March 21, 2022)
- (March 22, 2021 via zoom).
- (March 23, 2020 via collaborate ultra).
- (March 25, 2019).
- EPIB 610 Advanced Methods: Causal Inference in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University (February 22, 24, March 14, 2016).
- SPPH 500: Principles of Regression Modeling for Health Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (November 24, 2016).
- SPPH 501: Analysis of Longitudinal Data from Epidemiological Studies, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (November 8, 2011).
- UBC Statistics
- STAT 200: Elementary Statistics for Applications, 2008-2009 [138 students]
- Outstanding academic performance (OAP) and merit, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, for research, teaching and service contributions,
- July 2019.
- July 2020.
- July 2021.
- Received following teaching awards and nominations as a graduate student: