Courses Taught by Carissa Schmidt

HBEHED530: Techniques of Survey Research

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Schmidt, Carissa
  • Prerequisites: Students should have completed at least one Biostatistics/Statistics course or will need permission of instructor
  • Description: Techniques of survey research are introduced including survey design, modes of data collection, sampling, questionnaire construction, maintaining data quality, pretesting techniques, ethical considerations, and management of survey study teams. This course focus on innovative data collection methods, skill-building interactive workshops and real world experiences from survey researchers in the field.

HBEHED624: Needs Assessment Methods for Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Schmidt, Carissa
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course will cover a mixed-methods approach to conducting needs assessments; including collection of primary data (e.g. surveys, focus groups, and interviews) and secondary data (e.g. agency, state statistics, and census). Furthermore, a global perspective will be used to study various international efforts using health equity needs assessments.
  • Course Goals: At the completion of the course students will be able to: Design a public health needs assessment plan to assess and diagnose a community's capacity and needs; Identify, apply and assess appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods for public health needs assessment; Apply public health knowledge to the design and dissemination of needs assessment findings for use in effective public health planning surveillance and program development; and Present findings to a range of stakeholders.