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Research Methods in Health Security

2nd Term
Environmental Health and Engineering
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
This course will serve as a starting point for Health Security students to gain ideas about quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches to health security-related research that may aid them in their development of thesis research.
Reviews different methodological approaches commonly used in Health Security research, beginning with foundational research components, moving on to qualitative and quantitative approaches, and ending with perspectives on translating research to policy and practice. Provides approximately 20-30 minute recorded lectures reviewing approaches to research faculty members from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and others led (students will read a published paper or report related to this research in preparation for each lecture).
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify important foundational research components in the health security research space.
  2. Describe common qualitative research methods used in the health security research space.
  3. Describe common quantitative research methods used in the health security research space.
  4. Identify common pitfalls in qualitative and quantitative research methods in health security.
  5. Propose health-security related research.
  6. Evaluate health-security research studies.
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 5% Participation
  • 5% LiveTalks
  • 5% Discussion Board
  • 85% Written Assignment(s)