Lesson 6 - Cohort Studies

Lesson 6 Objectives

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

  • Distinguish between prospective and retrospective cohort studies
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of large continuously running prospective cohort studies
  • Calculate cumulative incidence, person-time, and incidence rates
  • Compare cohort and case-control studies
  • Describe combination studies including nested case-control and case-cohort designs