Assessment and Planning for Health Promotion

SPH SB 820

This course will introduce students to neighborhoods of Boston and provide opportunities for acquiring and practicing community assessment skills. We address the fundamental question: How do public health scientists and practitioners demonstrate that a health problem in a community warrants intervention? Students will learn to consult the literature, large data sets (such as the U.S. Census, hospitalization data, vital records, and national survey data) and geographic/mapping data, as well as conduct key informant interviews and site visits to assess health promotion needs and assets of a specific neighborhood and groups. The course will culminate in the production of a community needs assessment report integrating the various sources of data gathered over the course of the semester.

FALL 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Merrigan CT 462 T 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Pre-req:MPH Epi
core & SB721.
For Mch conc,
MC725. Epi may
be concurrent
MED Campus
Class Closed
A1 Merrigan CT 462A T 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Pre-req:MPH Epi
core & SB721.
For Mch conc,
MC725. Epi may
be concurrent
MED Campus
Class Closed

SPRG 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Merrigan CT 462 M 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Prereqs: MPH
Epi core crse &
SPH SB721.Epi
may be
concurrent
MED Campus
Class Closed

SPRG 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Belanoff CT 462/A T 10:00 am-1:00 pm Prereqs: MPH
epidemiology
core & SB721.
Epi may be
concurrent.
MED Campus
Class Closed

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