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Research Seminar in Population, Family and Reproductive Health II

East Baltimore
2nd Term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Monday, 12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025

Successful completion of courses required in first year of doctoral program in PFRH

Provides experience in critical evaluation of historical and contemporary research pertinent to the areas of interest within Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Addresses a range of topics, drawing on research from multiple academic disciplines. Students and faculty critique and discuss conceptual frameworks and empirical articles and examine their methodological and disciplinary perspectives of the research or articles related to the areas of interest.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply diverse conceptual frameworks to public health issues pertinent to areas of interest within PFRH
  2. Critique empirical articles addressing public health issues related to areas of interest in PFRH
  3. Compare and contrast the approaches of various academic disciplines to public health issues of relevance to areas of interest in PFRH
  4. Recognize and critically evaluate common study designs and methods used in research relevant to areas of interest in PFRH
  5. Compose and discuss written responses to analytic and conceptual questions about two studies presented as a practice comprehensive exam
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 40% Participation
  • 35% Presentation(s)
  • 25% Written Practice Exam
Enrollment Restriction
Second year doctoral students in Population, Family and Reproductive Health ( PFRH)