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223.803.01 Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program Seminar 3

International Health
3rd term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Victoria Chou
Course Instructor s:

223.802 GDEC Seminar 2


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 sessions address: data sources, including datasets that are publicly available; development of a basic statistical plan; use and interpretation of modeling tools; field data collection; data visualization strategies, and data management considerations.

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. Request and download a DHS dataset and tabulate survey variables in Stata or R
  3. Create tables using the principles of data visualization to choose appropriate tools and methods for sharing data with various audiences
  4. Critique and revise data collection tools for management of field trial data
Methods of Assessment:

50% Project; 30% homework, 20% Participation

Enrollment Restriction:

Limited to GDEC MSPH students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

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