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Collecting, Analyzing and Using Public Health Data in Native American Communities

Summer Inst. term
International Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Mon 07/12/2021 - Fri 07/16/2021
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  10:00am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Summer Rosenstock
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Introduces Native American (NA) tribal health leaders, health professionals, health paraprofessionals and others interested in public health to the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics. Designed for those who may not have previous formal training in epidemiology or biostatistics, but may be working or address tribal priorities for health care, or working/interested in clinical research or public health within tribal communities. Prepares students for the core epidemiology and biostatistics courses offered by the School of Public Health. Teaches participants how to collect, analyze and use community data to address public health problems. Participants are asked to work on datasets from tribal communities to apply the principles taught during the course. Individuals do not have be Native American or work with NA communities to participate in the course since the concepts can be translated to many public health settings.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Compare and explain methods of public health data collection
  2. Analyze basic epidemiologic health data
  3. Interpret the meaning of epidemiologic data relative to health needs of a tribe
  4. Utilize tools for basic visualization and analysis of data
  5. Create presentations of epidemiologic data
  6. Communicate public health data effectively
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 25% Participation
  • 25% Assignments
  • 35% Homework
  • 15% Group Presentation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required