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223.803.01
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program Seminar 3

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
3rd term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • Monday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Contact:
Victoria Chou
Resources:
Prerequisite:

223.802 GDEC Seminar 2

Description:

Explores a variety of tools and methods applied by GDEC faculty to conduct public health research with a focus on hands-on skills building. Specific topics include: finding and managing public datasets; exploratory analysis using secondary data (e.g. calculating standard indicators); data visualization strategies; and considerations for research projects which involve human subjects.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify and access key sources of publicly available data relevant to specific health issues
  2. Manage and manipulate a DHS dataset to tabulate survey variables in Stata or R
  3. Choose appropriate tools and methods for data visualization in order to share data with diverse audiences
  4. Explain important issues and considerations for research studies involving human subjects and oversight by Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Project(s)
  • 30% Homework
  • 20% Participation

Enrollment Restriction:

Limited to GDEC MSPH students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:
For consent, contact:

vchou001@jhu.edu