Study design

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Define cohort studies
  • Distinguish between prospective and retrospective cohorts
  • Explain the nested case-control design and strategy
  • Describe the multiple-cohort design
  • Define cross-sectional studies
  • Explain why cross-sectional studies yield weaker evidence for causality than cohort studies
  • Define case-control studies and their benefits and problems
  • Describe case-crossover studies.

Written by:

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Alka Kanaya, Thomas Newman

Biography :

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo is a professor at the School of Medicine, UCSF.

Biography :

Alka Kanaya is a professor at the School of Medicine, UCSF.

Biography :

Thomas Newman is a professor at the School of Medicine, UCSF.

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
BMJ and UCSF 4 credits, 4:00 hours The BMJ and UCSF have assigned 4 hours of credit to this module.

Release date

03 Feb 2016

Last updated

03 Feb 2016