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CHP 808 Measuring Health 3.0 Credits

This course is for students using health measurement scales, and constructing measures of health for evaluation, research, population monitoring, or policy purposes. Methods will be explored for measuring health in individuals and populations. We will review fundamental theories of measurement including classical test theory, item response theory, and qualitative and quantitative approaches. We will explore existing measures of health and what is known about their validity and reliability. We will examine how existing scales have been used to learn about the health of people and communities and to measure health disparities. We will then explore how to create scales when none exist or existing scales are inadequate for the desired purposes.

College/Department: Dornsife School of Public Health
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PBHL 511 [Min Grade: C] and PBHL 512 [Min Grade: C]

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