221.725.98 | AY 2012-2013 - Summer Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Define and describe community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches and methods, and particularly in relation to working in Indigenous population contexts, and how CBPR differs from other research approaches
    • Identify opportunities for developing and sustaining effective CBPR partnerships in Indigenous communities
    • Develop a draft research proposal that addresses a priority health issue in an Indigenous community that will best be addressed through a CBPR approach and includes: background/rationale for research; a research question; research objectives; methodology
  • Course Description

    Focuses on teaching the principles and methods of community-based participatory research (CBPR) in the context of addressing the root causes of disease and injury in Indigenous communities. Challenges students to use a CBPR framework to deepen their understanding and application of social determinants of health, such as spirituality, indigenity, resource alienation and colonization that are unique to indigenous communities. Develops skills in CBPR approaches and methods for conducting field research related to social determinants. Prepares students to conceptualize, design, understand, and implement CBPR projects in indigenous populations.

  • Intended Audience

    Current and emerging Indigenous health professionals and others seeking to understand and address the health inequalities that exist among Indigenous peoples.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Class participation and discussion, group activities and final paper.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    Experience living and working in indigenous settings

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.