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PHSC 150: Evidence-Based Public Health

From formulating research and analyzing data to developing programs and converting evidence into action.

Evidence-Based Public Health

PHSC 150: Evidence-Based Public Health




"This course will focus on application of scientific reasoning and epidemiological analysis to public health research and program planning. On the research side, strategies for formulating appropriate research questions, designing studies, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting and communicating results will be emphasized. Approaches for converting evidence into action will also be covered, including needs assessments, program development and implementation, and evaluation strategies.

"Students will gain hands-on experience in collecting, analyzing and interpreting, and acting upon empirical evidence in public health. An overview of major theoretical approaches and models related to behavior change, social influence, communication strategies, and community-based change will also be covered."