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HTH 408 Health Research Methods

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    Group Projects

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    Meetings Outside of Class

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    May 17, 2017
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class was a very difficult class, and the tests were near impossible. The professor definitely has her favorites, and it is apparent in the classroom.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course is that you have the ability to publish your experiment and article write up of the experiment in a medical journal.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to get a good group for your group project. You work on this project throughout the entire year and it a huge percentage of your grade at the end. If you do not do good on this project and are not a good test taker, please make sure to take another professor.

    • Spring 2014
    • Baller
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Group Projects Requires Presentations
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    Jun 28, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I loved this course. It affirmed for me that I wanted to work in the research arm of the Public Health field. It's required for the Health Sciences major, and I think that's appropriate- this is very important work to be at least familiar with in the working world. Whether you end up employed in public health, or a related or clinical role, you will appreciate the context you'll have after you finish this class.

    Course highlights:

    Dr. Peachey really brought the class to life, because we were required to go through the entire process of Institutional Review Board approval, literature review, data collection and analysis, and the write-up for our research project. The course pushed us to think critically- we had to design a survey and implement it with members of the JMU student body in addition to obtaining informed consent from each of the subjects to whom we gave the survey. Working with a group of 6 to do the project was challenging but made the work easier, and was similar to how projects of a similar magnitude would work if it were carried out for real.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    It's very group work heavy, and the pace is quick. Keep up, and always communicate with your group members! Give this course your all and you won't be sorry.

    • Fall 2012
    • Dr. Andrew Peachey
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Group Projects Requires Lots of Research
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    Jun 01, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Sabato has an incredible way to make the process of health research something that you can sink your teeth into. I was under the impression this course was going to be a course that would be nothing but research and writing papers. Proven wrong, I found this course to be a learning experience to be able to open my eyes and keeping my mind open. This course allowed me to hone my skills on the specifics needed to research with exceptional efficiency and enjoy the process along the way.

    Course highlights:

    I was kept on my toes everyday as Professor Sabato continued to keep me in tune with my respected field of health while teaching us how to really dissect the information I was given. I learned how to accurately and effectively create educated responses to issues that were put in front of me.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to keep up with your research and make sure to find something you're passionate about. It will make the research and creating of presentations much more enjoyable.

    • Spring 2009
    • SABATO
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Group Projects Meetings Outside of Class

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