About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for APPLICATION OF POPULATION DATA FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE (380.615.01), a course offered by the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Presents population-based extant data from both international and domestic data sets and policy/practice issues. Introduces application of population data to address policy and practice concerns to enable students to investigate the health of newborns, children, adolescents, women, men, immigrants and the elderly. Presents material in an interactive manner that allows students to acquire fundamental knowledge and familiarity of extant population-based data for future professional application.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe major sources of national and international data on population demographics , health status, health service coverage and utilization
  • Describe the basic critical features of population health data sets, including those that reflect strengths and limitations
  • Locate, assess, and interpret on-line secondary data
  • Use extant public data sources in answering basic policy and practice questions

Course Time

Mon Wed   10:30 AM to 11:50 AM

Course Faculty


Intended Audience

Master's level or doctoral level students.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Class participation; Three data related short assignments; and One final written project summarizing data about population, policy or practice question

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Courtland Robinson
E-mail: crobinso@jhsph.edu