Courses Details

PUBHLTH306: Practical Tools for Conducting Public Health Research

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Gamarel, Kristi (Residential);
  • Offered Annually
  • Last offered Fall 2019
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course provides students with fundamental principles of research methodologies relevant to public health research. We will review a range of methodologies, including randomized controlled trials, observational studies, and mixed-method approaches. We will develop enhanced capacity to understand and critically appraise data from scientific studies.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Acquire a knowledge base of research methodologies used in public health research 2. Become a critical consumer of public health research and interventions 3. Explain the role of quantitative and qualitative methods and sciences in describing and assessing a populations health 4. Explain the critical importance of evidence in advancing public health knowledge 5. Apply methodological principles toward planning public health research