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340.726.81
Implementation Research Methods to Address Real World Epidemiological Questions

Location:
Internet
Term:
4th term
Department:
Epidemiology
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Sheree Schwartz
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning AND 550.601.81 (Implementation Research and Practice). Doctoral students who have not completed 550.601.81 may request a waiver; decisions will be based on prior course work and ability to complete preparatory materials prior to course commencement.

Description:

Considers the use of observational data, including real-world program data, natural experiments and designs for interventions which cannot be ethically or practically randomized and experimental designs, focused on implementation and real-world effectiveness. Analyzes preference-based research methods, which can be observational or experimental, highlighting the importance of human-centered approaches.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Articulate research questions related to implementation science
  2. Identify study designs matched to the research question at hand, as well as the strengths and limitations of the specific designs
  3. Demonstrate the basic mechanics behind the different study designs, in order to apply methods in future research
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Attendance/Lab Engagement
  • 5% Discussion Forum
  • 15% Assignments
  • 25% Midterm
  • 35% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for those who have not taken PH.550.601.81

For consent, contact:

sschwartz@jhu.edu

Special Comments:

Doctoral students who have not completed 550.601.81 may request a wavier; decisions will be based on prior course work and ability to complete preparatory materials prior to course commencement