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380.824.01 Research Seminar in Population, Family and Reproductive Health II

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Cynthia Minkovitz
Course Instructors:

Successful completion of courses required in first year of doctoral program in PFRH


Provides experience in critical evaluation of historical and contemporary research pertinent to the focal areas within Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Addresses a range of topics, drawing on research from multiple academic disciplines. Students and faculty critique and discuss conceptual frameworks and empirical articles and examine their methodological and disciplinary perspectives of the research or articles related to the focal areas.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Apply diverse conceptual frameworks to public health issues pertinent to focal areas within PFRH
  2. Critique empirical articles addressing public health issues related to focal areas in PFRH
  3. Compare and contrast the approaches of various academic disciplines to public health issues of relevance to focal areas in PFRH
  4. Recognize and critically evaluate common study designs and methods used in research relevant to focal areas in PFRH
Methods of Assessment:

Oral presentation - 50%; participation - 50%

Enrollment Restriction:

Second year doctoral students in Population, Family and Reproductive Health ( PFRH)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required