Translating Practice Into Evidence:
Community Engaged Research
EPI 248 Spring 2017 (1 unit)
This course will teach the principles and applied methods of community engaged research, including defining the community and partnership models for identifying relevant research questions, developing and implementing study designs, interpreting and disseminating findings, and scaling-up studies for translational implementation research. Partnership models will include working with community clinicians, community-based organizations, and health systems and public health agencies.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Define the key principles of community-engaged research;
- Describe the benefits of community-engaged research for the scientific validity, impact, and ethical conduct of research;
- Identify challenges to community engagement in research and strategies to overcome these challenges;
- Apply the principles and methods of community-engaged research to the student's own research program.
Research (EPI 202). Exceptions to this prerequisite may be made
with the consent of the Course Director, space permitting.
Course content will be delivered through weekly interactive lectures. These will take place on Tuesdays from 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM, April 18 to May 23.
All course materials will be posted on the course's online syllabus.
Each session will be accompanied by recommended reading in the form of journal articles and specific websites.
Evaluation of student performance will be based on successful completion of weekly homework assignments. Each student will be expected to work on a project and apply the course material to the development of that project over the session. To pass the course, learners must attend at least 5 of the 6 sessions.
Students not in full-year TICR Programs who satisfactorily pass all course requirements will, upon request, receive a Certificate of Course Completion.
UCSF Graduate Division Policy on Disabilities
This course is open to a limited number of individuals outside
of the ATCR and Master's programs. Preference is given to UCSF-affiliated personnel.
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