410.868.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 2 Credit(s)
F 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Vanya Jones
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the components necessary to work on a community-based project.
    • Demonstrate the ability to obtain and incorporate feedback from the organization and course faculty to successfully complete deliverables for partner organization.
    • Complete a planning PRECEDE framework based on a public health problem in Baltimore City.
    • Explain their attitudes and values about working with communities and developing community partnerships.
    • Incorporate theoretical constructs into a program planning tool such as a focus group guide.
    • Develop a data collection tool based on the needs of a community-based organization.
  • Course Description
    Explores program planning application through project-based experiential learning. Includes work in small groups to apply the PRECEDE-PROCEED needs assessment planning framework in a real world setting with a community-based organization or local government agency. Focuses on the basic methods of working with communities and community organizations, types of needs assessment tools, and the skills needed to develop these tools, through four seminar sessions and weekly sessions with community based organization representatives.
  • Intended Audience
    Individuals interested in using planning frameworks and theory to develop interventions. Must want to work with organizatiohns in Baltimore City.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Participation in class sessions and meetings with community-based organizations
  • Prerequisites
    Concurrently enrolled in 410.620.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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