• Length:
    9 Weeks
  • Effort:
    3–4 hours per week
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    FREE
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

Although not required, prior familiarity with basic public health and statistical concepts is recommended.

About this course

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Travel with our team to India and Kenya to see first-hand how rigorous health research is conducted in the field. This eight-week course will focus on the fundamentals of field-based health research with an emphasis on measuring health outcomes in low resource settings. The course will involve real world examples from research studies in India and Kenya, combined with exercises to provide practical insights about study design, measurement of health outcomes, and data collection, as well as the common challenges and constraints in implementing health surveys in the field. Case studies and exercises will be drawn from research conducted by J-PAL affiliated professors.

JPAL350x is designed for individuals from a variety of backgrounds including those who are new to health research, as well as managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments, and non-governmental organizations around the world.

What you'll learn

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Through a series of integrated learning modules, the course will focus on topics such as:
  • Measuring individual and population health
  • Designing research studies, including theories of change and logical frameworks
  • Selecting health indicators
  • Measurement tools and selection
  • Questionnaire development
  • Practical and ethical issues for data collection

Meet your instructors

Vandana Sharma
Public Health Researcher
Anja Sautmann
Director of Research, Education, & Training, J-PAL
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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