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410.733.01 COMMUNICATION NETWORK ANALYSIS IN PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
1st term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Cui Yang
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Introduces the theory and method of network analysis, its application to public health, emphasizing the dissemination of public health information and the transmission of disease, and the influence of networks on health-related behavior.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define essential terms related to social network concepts and analytic approaches
  2. Describe methods for measuring the properties of social networks
  3. Interpret books and articles that incorporate social network terminology, concepts, and analytic approaches
  4. Apply social network concepts and analytic approaches in their own research
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on four problem sets (40%), presentation (20%), final assignment (30%), and class participation (10%).

Instructor Consent:

No consent required