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410.631.01 Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research: Principles and Methods

Health Behavior and Society
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Janice Bowie
Course Instructors:

Introduces students to the fundamental principles of, rationale for, and key considerations in conducting community-based participatory research (CBPR). Offers knowledge of and skills in CBPR that emphasize the importance of community inclusion and partnership as a viable approach to constructing and increasing the acceptance of interventions and improving the health and well-being of populations. Also uses case-based learning as an approach for real world application of CBPR concepts.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the principles of CBPR
  2. Determine the rationale and appropriateness for conducting CBPR
  3. Assess the strengths and limitations of using CBPR approaches
  4. Distinguish how CBPR differs from community-based research and basic research
  5. Critique the application of CBPR in planning, implementation, dissemination, and translation via review of CBPR case studies
  6. Increase understanding of and practice application of methods and strategies of case based learning
Methods of Assessment:

10% attendance, 10% class participation, 30% group reflections (three assignments each worth 10%), 50% individual final write-up

Enrollment Restriction:

Not open to students who completed 410.841.11.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required