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410.733.01 Communication Network Analysis in Public Health Programs

Health Behavior and Society
1st term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  10:30 - 11:50am
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Marc Boulay

Introduces the theory and method of network analysis, its application to public health, emphasizing the dissemination of public health information and the transmission of disease, and the influence of networks on health-related behavior.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define essential terms related to social network concepts and analytic approaches
  2. Describe methods for measuring the properties of social networks
  3. Interpret books and articles that incorporate social network terminology, concepts, and analytic approaches
  4. Apply social network concepts and analytic approaches in their own research
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on four problem sets and class participation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required