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380.615.01 Application of Population Data for Policy and Practice


Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2015 - 2016
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Courtland Robinson
Course Instructor :



Presents population-based extant data from both international and domestic data sets and policy/practice issues. Introduces application of population data to address policy and practice concerns to enable students to investigate the health of newborns, children, adolescents, women, men, immigrants and the elderly. Presents material in an interactive manner that allows students to acquire fundamental knowledge and familiarity of extant population-based data for future professional application.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe major sources of national and international data on population demographics , health status, health service coverage and utilization
  2. Describe the basic critical features of population health data sets, including those that reflect strengths and limitations
  3. Locate, assess, and interpret on-line secondary data
  4. Use extant public data sources in answering basic policy and practice questions
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation; Three data related short assignments; and
One final written project summarizing data about population, policy or practice question

Enrollment Restriction:


Instructor Consent:

No consent required