PUBH 832: Public Health Research Methods and Ethics

As the second course required by the department, Public Health Research Methods and Ethics covers basic research tools needed to work successfully in public health and explores some of the common types of research encountered in public health settings. Topics include qualitative and quantitative data collection, design of research instruments, interpretation and dissemination of data, community assessments, and presentation of research findings. The course integrates case studies in public health ethics throughout the discussion of research so that the latter is considered in light of moral and ethical dilemmas that often occur. A combination of lecture, discussion, reading of literature, and computer applications are used to familiarize students with public research methods in public health.