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Department: International Health
Term: Summer term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Stimulates new insights on how research can be applied to define and promote programs, policies and change. Explores key approaches to employing research agendas and findings to enhancement of health and well-being across local, national and international communities. These include, among other things, education and advocacy approaches to influencing policy and political change through research knowledge. Also examines systematic approaches to employing research and findings to facilitate change. Leading Indigenous researchers serve as guest faculty and share case examples of knowledge mobilization to address Indigenous interests. Among other activities, participants initiate development of a blueprint to translate research specific to their interests to enhancement of well-being in local communities and beyond.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Define and describe how research can be used to develop and promote programs, policies and change
Identify opportunities for translating knowledge to action in Indigenous communities
Develop a draft plan to translate research knowledge to enhancing well-being of communities where they live
Present this plan to a group of national/international stakeholders for review and input

Methods of Assessment: Class participation and discussion, group activities and final paper
Location: New York
Class Times:
  • Monday 8:30 - 2:20
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 2:20
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 2:20
  • Thursday 8:30 - 2:20
  • Friday 8:30 - 2:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 45
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Experience living and working in indigenous settings.

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: Every Third Year
Next Offered: 2015-2016