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221.670.11 COLLECTING, ANALYZING AND USING PUBLIC HEALTH DATA IN NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

Department: International Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Nicole Pare
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:
Description:

Introduces Native American tribal health leaders, health professionals, health paraprofessionals and others interested in Native American health concerns to the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics. Designed for persons who may not have previous formal training in epidemiology or biostatistics, but may be working to determine or to address tribal priorities for health care, or working in, or interested in clinical research or public health within tribal communities. Prepares students for the core epidemiology and biostatistics courses offered by the School of Public Health. Teaches participants how to collect, analyze and use community data to address public health problems. Participants are asked to work on datasets from tribal communities to apply the principles taught during the course. Individuals do not have be Native American nor work with Native American communities to participate in the course since the concepts can be translated to many public health settings; howe

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
analyze basic epidemiologic health data
interpret the meaning of epidemiologic data relative to health needs of a tribe
create powerpoint presentations of epidemiologic data
communicate public heatlh data effectively

Methods of Assessment: Method of student evaluation based on class participation (10%), in-class quizzes (50%), and a group project (40%).
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 07/15/2013 - Fri 07/19/2013
  • Monday 8:30 - 3:20
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 3:20
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 3:20
  • Thursday 8:30 - 3:20
  • Friday 8:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016