Gain a solid foundation in epidemiological research
The ability to understand patterns of health and illness across populations—and the impact of genetics, exposures and behaviours on long-term health outcomes—is crucial for health researchers and practitioners in many fields. So, too, is the ability to design and conduct effective research studies that yield meaningful results for guiding clinical practice and public policy for improved health. PERU’s faculty members are involved in teaching all of these skills.
Learning and research opportunities for trainees at all levels
As experts in all facets of designing and conducting epidemiological studies, PERU faculty help members provide a wide variety of learning opportunities for trainees. Our faculty members teach both case-based and didactic courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs at Dalhousie University, while supervising graduate students, medical and undergraduate students, residents and fellows to conduct research projects of their own.
Residents and fellows
In addition to supervising medical residents’ and fellows’ research projects, PERU faculty members teach an array of research courses for residents and fellows in the departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Pediatrics:
- Academic Skills for residents
- Resident Half-Day Sessions
- Data Sources in Epidemiological Research (module of the online Introduction to Research Methods course for medical trainees)
- Applied Statistics for Perinatal Research for clinical fellows
PERU faculty members provide ongoing research supervision to numerous graduate students, guiding them as they develop strong research questions and effective research methods, and as they go about the meticulous analysis of data and reporting of results. In addition to research supervision, faculty members have been involved in teaching several graduate level courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, and offer a course on "Use and analysis of secondary data" (CH&E 6054) at the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology.
Meet our current and recent graduate students
Medical and undergraduate students
Medical students at Dalhousie Medical School begin their involvement with research from the start of first year through the school’s unique Research in Medicine (RIM) program. PERU faculty members teach both didactic and case-based courses in the RIM program, including Professional Competencies and Foundations, while supervising a number of medical students’ research projects.