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380.662.01 CRITIQUING THE RESEARCH LITERATURE IN MATERNAL, NEONATAL, AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Donna Strobino
Course Instructor:

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Description:

Discusses the sources of data and analytic and conceptual basis for methodological approaches to the study of maternal, neonatal, and reproductive health. Critically evaluates selected research articles in maternal, neonatal, and reproductive health.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify the usefulness and limitations of data from routinely collected records and major national surveys for studying maternal, neonatal and reproductive health
  2. Use the analytic and conceptual basis of various methodological approaches for studying pregnancy, maternal, newborn, and reproductive health as a guide to evaluating research
  3. Evaluate measures of pregnancy, maternal, newborn, and reproductive health
  4. Evaluate measures of social and biological factors and their relation to maternal, newborn, and reproductive health
  5. Critically evaluate studies related to maternal, newborn and reproductive health and identify valid inferences from the studies
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on oral presentations and written summaries and critiques of research articles and class participation.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for some students

Explanation:

Permission required for registration after the 1st week of add/drop.

For consent, contact:

dstrobin@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

Permission required for registration after the 1st week of add/drop.