Advanced Analysis of Community Health Data and Surveillance in Public Health
In this course, students cover the application of community health assessment, secondary data analysis, and the use of health informatics and surveillance for program planning. Students learn to identify and prioritize problems, then assess and utilize community resources to address these problems. Topics include measuring selected determinants of community health status and health services use, classifying community assets, identifying data sources, simple and complex sampling designs and applying certain methods to maximize community participation incorporating the use of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research designs. Students will develop an understanding of statistical and epidemiological methodology to utilize secondary data to synthesize the results of a community health assessment and limitations to create a community diagnosis that serves as the basis for program planning and research design.
RSCH 8101, RSCH 8201.)