380.850.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 2 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
    Amy Tsui
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Information not required for this course type

  • Course Description
    Provides a forum for doctoral students and faculty in population studies to engage in critical review and discussion of both recent research and selected research classics in demography and population. The seminar uses a journal-club format in which one or more papers are distributed in advance. Participants are expected to read and discuss the assigned material. The seminar meets once every two weeks in the first, third, and fourth terms. Attendance is required of all first- and second-year PFRH doctoral students and encouraged for third-year students and above.
  • Intended Audience

    PFRH Department Students; others with instructor permission

  • Methods of Assessment
    Class participation.
  • Course Schedule

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

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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.

  • Course Objectives(from old syllabus)
    • be able to identify the major ongoing and recent subjects that comprise the field of Population and Health;
    • be able to summarize and critically discuss a set of sentinel articles related to the track which represent a good working knowledge of Population and Health;
    • have improved their ability to critically evaluate published research; and
    • have practiced the skills they will need to use in order to pass the track specific portion of the comprehensive exam.
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