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Research Seminar in Population, Family and Reproductive Health II

East Baltimore
2nd term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Monday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
Cynthia Minkovitz

Successful completion of courses required in first year of doctoral program in PFRH


Provides experience in critical evaluation of historical and contemporary research pertinent to the areas of interest within Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Addresses a range of topics, drawing on research from multiple academic disciplines. Students and faculty critique and discuss conceptual frameworks and empirical articles and examine their methodological and disciplinary perspectives of the research or articles related to the areas of interest.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Apply diverse conceptual frameworks to public health issues pertinent to areas of interest within PFRH
  2. Critique empirical articles addressing public health issues related to areas of interest in PFRH
  3. Compare and contrast the approaches of various academic disciplines to public health issues of relevance to areas of interest in PFRH
  4. Recognize and critically evaluate common study designs and methods used in research relevant to areas of interest in PFRH
  5. Compose and discuss written responses to analytic and conceptual questions about two studies presented as a practice comprehensive exam
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Participation
  • 35% Presentation(s)
  • 25% Written Practice Exam

Enrollment Restriction:

Second year doctoral students in Population, Family and Reproductive Health ( PFRH)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required