410.631.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 10:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Janice Bowie
    Lee Bone
    Darius Tandon
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • describe the principles of CBPR
    • determine the rationale and appropriateness for conducting CBPR
    • assess the strengths and limitations of using CBPR approaches
    • distinguish how CBPR differs from community-based research and basic research
    • critique the application of CBPR in research/evaluation planning, implementation, dissemination, and translation via review of CBPR case studies
  • Course Description
    Introduces students to the fundamental principles of, rationale for, and key considerations in conducting community-based participatory research (CBPR). Offers knowledge of and skills in CBPR that emphasize the importance of community inclusion and partnership as a viable approach to constructing and increasing the acceptance of interventions and improving the health and well-being of populations.
  • Intended Audience

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    This is intended for an audience with little or no prior knowledge of CBPR and serves as an introduction to CBPR.  Masters and doctoral-level students and postdoctoral fellows from Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing are the primary audiences.

  • Methods of Assessment
    Class participation and written assignments.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    The final grade for this course will be determined by the following components:



    • 10% Attendance
    • 10% Class Participation
    • 10% Lab Group Participation
    • 20% Lab Assignments (a maximum of two 2-page papers)
    • 50% Final Paper
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    1.  Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research (Israel, Eng, Schulz, & Parker, Eds.), Jossey-Bass, 2012
    2.  Selected readings

  • 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 topics

    The topics will range from the history and background of CBPR, principles of the approach, partnership formation, methodologies associated with the use of CBPR, and applications of dissemination, translation, and evaluation. The course syllabus is divided into five main sections:  Introduction and Overview; Getting Started; Implementation and Evaluation; Dissemination; and Ethics, Perspectives and Future Directions.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Christina Sun

  • Disability Support Services
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