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Introduction to Data Management Using American Indian Health Data

Summer Inst. term
International Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Mon 07/25/2022 - Fri 07/29/2022
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:00 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Maria Knoll
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only



Introduces Native American tribal health leaders, health professionals, health paraprofessionals, and others interested in Native American health concerns to the basic concepts of data management. Designed for persons who may not have previous formal training in data management but may be working to determine or to address tribal priorities for health care, or working or interested in clinical research or public health within tribal communities. Designed to prepare students for the core courses on data management methods offered by the School of Public Health. Introduces students to basic principles and methods of data management using examples pertinent to American Indian health. Individuals do not have to be Native American, nor work with Native American communities, to participate in the course since the concepts can be translated to many public health settings; however, the examples and assignments will be drawn from Native American settings.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the processes and procedures for data management in quantitative and qualitative research
  2. Illustrate the practical application of these processes in research projects
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Class Attendance & Participation
  • 40% Homework
  • 40% Daily In-Class Group Exercises

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

The course will move to a virtual format in 2-hour sessions using Zoom during two weeks. Students are expected to use a laptop computer with working WIFI/Internet access. This is the virtual/online section of a course also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.