340.634.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    This course will prepare you to be able to do the following:

    • Assess various methods for staff development and training
    • Analyze practical recruitment and retention methods for a population based cohorts
    • Explain the basic concepts of quality control
    • Evaluate methods for effective problem solving in issues related to privacy for the cohort
  • Course Description

    This is an introductory course addressing practical issues of management related to multi-ethnic cohort studies. The course addresses primarily longitudinal, population based studies. In both seminar and lab environment, the course involves lecture, discussion and problem solving on issues of study location, community relations, staffing a team, communication, conflict management as well as issues of quality control and recruitment and retention. Each class begins with lecture/discussion and then in the lab period students will work through real issues of management. Students are also encouraged to bring problems from their own studies or institutions to engage in problem solving. This is a two credit course and offered in conjunction with Conducting Epidemiological Research.

  • Intended Audience

    JHSPH students and SI participants

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: In class exercises

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    Some field experience recommended

  • 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.