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410.631.01 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH: PRINCIPLES AND METHODS

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Janice Bowie
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
Description:

Introduces students to the fundamental principles of, rationale for, and key considerations in conducting community-based participatory research (CBPR). Offers knowledge of and skills in CBPR that emphasize the importance of community inclusion and partnership as a viable approach to constructing and increasing the acceptance of interventions and improving the health and well-being of populations.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the principles of CBPR
Determine the rationale and appropriateness for conducting CBPR
Assess the strengths and limitations of using CBPR approaches
Distinguish how CBPR differs from community-based research and basic research
Critique the application of CBPR in planning, implementation, dissemination, and translation via review of CBPR case studies

Methods of Assessment: 10% attendance, 10% class participation, 10% lab group participation, 20% lab assignments, 50% final paper
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 15
Enrollment Maximum: 40
Enrollment Restriction: Not open to students who completed 410.841.11.
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail