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Place-Based Qualitative Methods in Health Promotion is a Course

Place-Based Qualitative Methods in Health Promotion

Ended Oct 30, 2020
8.0 credits

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21st Annual Summer Programn in Population Health Course

Registration: For those paying with a debit or credit card, please click "enroll" on the course you wish to take. 

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Are you an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral student? Students receive a discount on Summer Program courses. This course is $75 for students. Please use code PlaceBased to receive your discount.

Course Instructor: Katherine Swidarski, PhD, MPH

Course Description:

The course will provide a basic introduction to qualitative methods that have utility in health promotion. Participants will explore concepts from human geography and qualitative approaches including interviews, focus groups and visual methods. The course is designed to expose participants to questions of why and how to consider place, particularly within the social determinants of health framework and a community-engaged research (or practice). Course learning goals include: understanding the way place impacts health and identifying methods for use in planned or ongoing qualitative research.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how qualitative research can facilitate understanding of the non-biological factors that impact the public’s health and contribute to public health problems
  • Define health promotion and explain the unique characteristics of place-based approaches.
  • Explain the value of utilizing concepts from geography in approaches to planning, implementing and evaluating public health interventions using qualitative methods.
  • Introduce qualitative data collection and analysis skills for health behavior practice.
  • Identity a public health problem and demonstrate ability to implement qualitative study design, including research question development, data collection preparation and qualitative data analysis.
  • Apply appropriate presentation of interpretive analysis of data and create dissemination plan for research findings.

Continuing Education:

This continuing education activity has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration for 8 hours. Course number: CE-0000001494

This course is approved for 8 CPH CEs.

Sponsored by the Center for Public Health Practice (MEP100177), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 8 total category I contact hours in health education. Maximum advance-level contact hours available are 6 .

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) Activity Number: 2020-0000000387 Contact Hours: 8

Contact Colleen at for questions about continuing education contact hours.