About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH: PRINCIPLES AND METHODS (410.631.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Introduces students to the fundamental principles of, rationale for, and key considerations in conducting community-based participatory research (CBPR). Offers knowledge of and skills in CBPR that emphasize the importance of community inclusion and partnership as a viable approach to constructing and increasing the acceptance of interventions and improving the health and well-being of populations.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • describe the principles of CBPR
  • determine the rationale and appropriateness for conducting CBPR
  • assess the strengths and limitations of using CBPR approaches
  • distinguish how CBPR differs from community-based research and basic research
  • critique the application of CBPR in research/evaluation planning, implementation, dissemination, and translation via review of CBPR case studies

Course Time

Mon Wed   10:30 AM to 11:50 AM

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Class participation and written assignments.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Textbooks Required

1.  Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research (Israel, Eng, Schulz, & Parker, Eds.), Jossey-Bass, 2012
2.  Selected readings