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Implementation and Evaluation for Tobacco Control


East Baltimore
1st term
Health Behavior and Society
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  9:00am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Frances Stillman

Studies global tobacco control methods in depth. Focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating tobacco control interventions based on the need of a specific region or country. Highlights the use of multi-level solutions linking policy, communication, prevention, education, regulation, advocacy, and community organizing to address the interdisciplinary problem of tobacco use. Examines the aspects of tobacco use and tobacco control through lectures, case studies, presentations, and discussion.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Recognize theories that help in designing or guiding tobacco control strategies
  2. Describe methods of obtaining data to support tobacco control programs and policies
  3. Recognize the importance and review different methods to plan, implement, and evaluate tobacco control interventions
  4. Determine the barriers and challenges that arise when implementing tobacco control policies or programs, and identify methods to overcome these barriers
  5. Identify ways to disseminate and utilize data to support policy and research interventions to key stakeholders to promote change
Methods of Assessment:

Active participation - 10%; Quiz on VoiceThreads - 10%; Individual assignments - 20%; Group assignment – 10%; Final paper - 50%.

You will receive full credit for active participation if you view all voice threads, attend all classes and participate constructively in class activities. We define constructive participation as coming to class prepared, listening attentively to your fellow classmates and instructors, contributing to discussions, and not multi-tasking during class.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course blends traditional classroom time and outside-of-class activities with a corresponding reduction in class sessions. This class will meet for 5 days during the 2-week Institute. Students are expected to spend 8 hours on class work during the 2-week Institute in addition to regular homework. Students are required to complete readings and assignments prior to the 2-week Institute. The final course assignment will be due on October 23rd, 2017.