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308.702.01 DATA AND METHODS FOR STUDYING U.S. HEALTH POLITICS

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
4th term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Colleen Barry
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

Concurrent enrollment in Role of Government in HP (308.602)

Description:

Examines the topics discussed in the Role of Government in Health Policy course, focusing on the methods used to conduct research on health politics topics. Discusses: (1) developing research questions and testable hypotheses, (2) identifying data sources, and (3) choosing appropriate methods for analyzing data using examples from a range of current health politics topics. Topics are based on student interests and vary each year. Students gain experience writing a brief research proposal based on a research question of their choice, presenting the proposal in front of the class and leading an in-class discussion on the research topic.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain methodological approaches to conducting research on health politics topics
  2. Critically evaluate research methods proposed for studying contemporary issues in health politics
Methods of Assessment:

1. A two-page written research proposal to study a health politics topic (45%)
2. An oral presentation of the research proposal in class & leading a class discussion on the topic (45%)
3. Participation in four two-hour sessions (10%)

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

All students are required to obtain consent from the instructor

For consent, contact:

cbarry@jhsph.edu