224.692.01 Formative Research for Behavioral and Community Interventions
- International Health
- 4th term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- M F, 10:30 - 11:50am
- Lab Times:
Friday, 9:00 - 10:20am
Examines how to conduct formative research and use its findings in the many stages of developing, implementing and evaluating public health interventions. Discusses cross-cutting issues on study design, staff training, community entry and involvement, and data management and use. Presents and analyzes case studies on multi-method formative research and the use of the data collected to develop more effective behavioral and community interventions. Examples presented and analyzed include programs to prevent and control HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue hemorrhagic fever, diarrhea and neonatal mortality in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Students read assigned materials, attend class, actively engage in classroom discussions, and develop a formative research protocol on a topic of their interest.
- Learning Objectives:
- formulate formative research questions appropriate for each stage in intervention development
- identify appropriate methods and place them within a study protocol
- prepare for coordinating a formative research component in the field
- review and learn current approaches taken and ways in which data was utilized in selected case studies
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on class participation (30%) and a written formative research protocol (70%).
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Consent is required if prerequisites are not met.
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