Posted: April 2, 2020

Using the Case-discussion Method to Teach Epidemiology and Biostatistics


The authors describe use of case-discussion teaching of epidemiology and biostatistics to medical students in one academic medical center. Evaluation results demonstrated excellent student preparation and participation, and success in mastery of the material.


Mina Silberberg, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Discussion, Small Group [≤12]
Discussion, Large Group (>12)

Instructional Method(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous
Distance Learning - Synchronous


Population Health, Epidemiology, Case-Based, Biostatistics