221.675.91 | 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 how research can be used to develop and promote programs, policies and change
    • Identify opportunities for translating knowledge to action in Indigenous communities
    • Develop a draft plan to translate research knowledge to enhancing well-being of communities where they live
    • Present this plan to a group of national/international stakeholders for review and input
  • Course Description

    Stimulates new insights on how research can be applied to define and promote programs, policies and change. Explores key approaches to employing research agendas and findings to enhancement of health and well-being across local, national and international communities. These include, among other things, education and advocacy approaches to influencing policy and political change through research knowledge. Also examines systematic approaches to employing research and findings to facilitate change. Leading Indigenous researchers serve as guest faculty and share case examples of knowledge mobilization to address Indigenous interests. Among other activities, participants initiate development of a blueprint to translate research specific to their interests to enhancement of well-being in local communities and beyond.

  • Intended Audience

    Current and emerging Indigenous health professionals and others seeking to understand and address health status and health needs 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.