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. How do public health scientists and practitioners demonstrate that a health problem in a community warrants intervention. Students will learn to consult large data sets (such as the U.S. Census, hospitalization data, vital records, MassChip, and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) to determine health promotion needs of a specific neighborhoods and groups. Students will practice conducting literature reviews and health problem analyses to examine social determinants and propose webs of causation for selected health outcomes. The focus of the course is on applying both quantitative and qualitative skills, learning to present data clearly and accurately, and communicating effectively using a scientific writing style.

FALL 2014 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 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Merrigan M 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Prereqs: MPH
Epi core crse &
SPH SB721.Epi
may be
concurrent
MED Campus

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Belanoff T 10:00 am-12:45 pm Prereqs: MPH
epidemiology
core & SB721.
Epi may be
concurrent.
MED Campus
Class Closed

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