410.635.81 Applications of Innovative Methods in Health Equity Research
- Health Behavior and Society
- 3rd term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
Do you want to conduct high quality research related to achieving health equity? Do you need to learn practical techniques ranging from how to engage key stakeholders, hire the best staff, tailor interventions for your study population, and more? Are you ready to apply theories to real world situations, but you are not sure how to take the next step? This course will provide you with practical methods to develop, implement, and sustain successful health equity research programs.
Introduces students to innovative methods, practical tools, and skills required to conduct rigorous health equity research and to translate evidence-based strategies into practice and policy. Covers topics ranging from stakeholder engagement and behavioral intervention development to research methods in
healthcare services and social epidemiology. Includes lectures, interactive discussions, case-based examples, and opportunities to obtain feedback on research ideas from experienced investigators.
- Learning Objectives:
- Understand how cultural and structural competence and relationship-centered communication enhance the quality and success of health equity research.
- Apply innovative recruitment strategies for socially at-risk populations, including hiring and training staff for health equity research studies.
- Engage community and organizational stakeholders in health equity research.
- Describe methods used to develop appropriate assessment and intervention materials for underserved, low-literacy and non-native English speaking populations.
- Identify methods and measures in social epidemiology and health services research and sources of data that can be utilized in health equity research.
- Methods of Assessment:
Midterm assignment (30%), Final assignment (40%), online journal article discussions (20%), and individual reflection (10%).
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required