COLLECTING, ANALYZING AND USING PUBLIC HEALTH DATA IN NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES Syllabus

221.670.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 3 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • analyze basic epidemiologic health data
    • interpret the meaning of epidemiologic data relative to health needs of a tribe
    • create powerpoint presentations of epidemiologic data
    • communicate public heatlh data effectively
  • Course Description

    Introduces Native American tribal health leaders, health professionals, health paraprofessionals and others interested in Native American health concerns to the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics. Designed for persons who may not have previous formal training in epidemiology or biostatistics, but may be working to determine or to address tribal priorities for health care, or working in, or interested in clinical research or public health within tribal communities. Prepares students for the core epidemiology and biostatistics courses offered by the School of Public Health. Teaches participants how to collect, analyze and use community data to address public health problems. Participants are asked to work on datasets from tribal communities to apply the principles taught during the course. Individuals do not have be Native American nor work with Native American communities to participate in the course since the concepts can be translated to many public health settings; howe

  • Intended Audience

    Native American and other health professionals and para-health professionals.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Method of student evaluation based on class participation (10%), in-class quizzes (50%), and a group project (40%).

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • 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: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.