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