Course Code HLTH 618
Course Title Research Tools for Public Health Practice
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Annalise Ferro)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course introduces and reviews the full range of research deigns, methods, and tools that are employed in contemporary public health practice, emphasizing the use of evidence to inform decision-making. Topics include: quantitative/epidemiologic research designs, qualitative methods and analysis, community-based participatory research methods, approaches to health program evaluation, critical appraisal of different kinds of evidence, the implications of artificial intelligence for public health, and knowledge translation/mobilization strategies.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2020 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: SPHHS Grad Students Only
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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