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DrPH Proposal Planning Seminar

3rd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

1st year DrPH Seminar series (zero credit)

Provides a grounding in research study design and supports students as they begin to think about their thesis topics and research. Familiarizes students with identifying research questions, developing a conceptual framework, and developing a study design. Focuses on alternative epistemologies and how epistemologies may influence study designs. Builds upon other methods classes and supports students to develop a short, draft research proposal of their own. Prepares students for their proposal work, although students can complete the course without having decided upon a dissertation topic.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain alternative epistemologies and how epistemologies may influence the research approach
  2. Describe the overall approach to designing a research study
  3. Design a qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, policy analysis or evaluation project to address a public health issue
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Participation
  • 80% Development of short draft dissertation research proposal
Enrollment Restriction
Restricted to DrPH students in second or higher years