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.

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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.

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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

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Course Time

Mon Wed   10:30 AM to 11:50 AM

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Class participation and written assignments.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Textbooks Required

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

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