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Communication Network Analysis in Public Health Programs

East Baltimore
4th term
Health Behavior and Society
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Cui Yang

Introduces the theory and method of network analysis, its application to public health, emphasizing the dissemination of public health information and the transmission of disease, and the influence of networks on health-related behavior. Consists of class lectures, discussions, labs, reading materials, and problem sets. Data analys id conducted using STATA, UCINET and Netdraw software packages.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define essential terms related to social network concepts and analytic approaches
  2. Describe methods for measuring the properties of social networks
  3. Interpret books and articles that incorporate social network terminology, concepts, and analytic approaches
  4. Apply social network concepts and analytic approaches in their own research
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 60% Assignments
  • 40% Final Project

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Students need to have access to Window system to download a free version of UCINET and Netdraw.