223.861.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 1 Credit(s)
W 12:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Intelligently discuss the role of research in the improvement of the health status of populations throughout the world
    • Identify and compare aspects of the philosophy of science that are critical to the conduct of research
    • Constructively critique research methods employed by public health scientists
    • Formulate research questions that may develop into dissertation topics
  • Course Description

    Strengthens research skills through critical appraisal of published research results and preparation of research protocols or projects.

  • Intended Audience

    IH GDEC doctoral students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Based on oral presentations, written critiques, and class participation.

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • 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.