380.615.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 10:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    Students will be able to: 1. Describe major sources of national and international data on population demographics , health status, health service coverage and utilization; 2. Describe the basic critical features of population health data sets, including those that reflect strengths and limitations; 3. Locate, assess, and interpret on-line secondary data; 4. Use extant public data sources in answering basic policy and practice questions.
  • Course Description

    Presents population-based extant data from both international and domestic data sets and policy/practice issues. Introduces application of population data to address policy and practice concerns to enable students to investigate the health of newborns, children, adolescents, women, men, immigrants and the elderly. Presents material in an interactive manner that allows students to acquire fundamental knowledge and familiarity of extant population-based data for future professional application.

  • Intended Audience

    Master's level or doctoral level students.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Class participation; Three data related short assignments; and One final written project summarizing data about population, policy or practice question

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites


  • 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.