Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations aims to prepare a cadre of scientists and health professionals with a focus on underrepresented groups across Minnesota. Our goal is to train investigators to incorporate community-based participatory research into their cancer research and to promote their capacity to achieve sustained career success as community-engaged heath disparity workers.
Community-based Participatory Research
This is an introductory course about Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) intended for graduate students and community practitioners interested in adding CBPR to their repertoire of effective approaches to understanding and addressing social and health disparities. We will explore the purpose and applications of CBPR; partnership formation and maintenance; issues of power, trust, race, class, and social justice; conflict resolution; ethical issues; and CBPR's relationship to cultural knowledge systems. This is not a methodology course. CBPR is an approach to conducting research that is amenable to various research designs and methodologies. This course focuses on the approach and will not cover topics such as survey design, qualitative methods, focus groups, community needs assessment procedures, etc.
Some content will be delivered online. Independent readings, online learning and reflections will be expected between sessions. The class will meet for 2 hours weekly in a discussion-based, and interactive activity, format. We will be visited by CBPR practitioners and visit an important community partner. Students will complete a final individual or group project of their choosing.
As a model of participatory approach, course content will be responsive to needs and interests of students, within the broad categories of topics aligned with course objectives.
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
January 23 through May 1, 2013
717 Delaware Street, Room 105
Cathy Jordan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Children, Youth and Family Consortium
For Graduate Level Academic Credit (2 credits): Students currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of MN should register for this course through their program via the OneStop class registration system. Students who have not been admitted to a graduate level program are considered Non--‐degree seeking students. If you are in this category and are interested in earning graduate credit you must submit a “Registration Request for Graduate Credit” form: http://policy.umn.edu/forms/otr/otr026.pdf. Please contact Maureen Andrew at email@example.com for a permission number. When the registration form has been completed and a permission number has been obtained the form should be faxed to the School of Public Health Student Services Center at 612-624-4498 or delivered to D305 Mayo Memorial Building.
For class participants NOT seeking Academic Credit (community members, faculty, and staff): Community members may register for the course for $50 and earn a certificate for continuing education documentation (no community member will be turned away for inability to pay). Please submit a 1-2 paragraph response to the following questions: What is your prior experience with research as a participant or researcher? Why do you wish to take this course and how will it benefit you or your organization? Please email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be notified how to register and pay.
For Graduate Level Academic Credit (2 credits): Current graduate students will be charged the same rate of tuition as required by their program. Non‐admitted students will be charged $1658 ($829 per credit) plus fees.
For students NOT seeking academic credit (e.g. community members): A fee of $50 will be charged.
This course is offered by the School of Public Health in collaboration with the Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations within the Academic Health Center and through a National Cancer Institute grant.