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Collecting, Analyzing and Using Public Health Data in Native American Communities

East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
International Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Mon 07/17/2017 - Thu 07/20/2017
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th,  8:30am - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Lindsay Grant
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Introduces Native American tribal health leaders, health professionals, health paraprofessionals and others interested in Native American health concerns to the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics. Designed for persons who may not have previous formal training in epidemiology or biostatistics, but may be working to determine or to address tribal priorities for health care, or working in, or interested in clinical research or public health within tribal communities. Prepares students for the core epidemiology and biostatistics courses offered by the School of Public Health. Teaches participants how to collect, analyze and use community data to address public health problems. Participants are asked to work on datasets from tribal communities to apply the principles taught during the course. Individuals do not have be Native American nor work with Native American communities to participate in the course since the concepts can be translated to many public health settings; howe

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Analyze basic epidemiologic health data
  2. Interpret the meaning of epidemiologic data relative to health needs of a tribe
  3. Create powerpoint presentations of epidemiologic data
  4. Communicate public heatlh data effectively
Methods of Assessment:

Method of student evaluation based on class participation (10%), in-class quizzes (50%), and a group project (40%).

Instructor Consent:

No consent required