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Term: 4th term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Colleen Barry
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain methodological approaches to conducting research on health politics topics
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%)
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 4
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduate students are not permitted in this course
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

All students are required to obtain consent from the instructor

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Concurrent enrollment in Role of Government in HP (308.602)

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail