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Lifelong Continuing Education
Continuing Professional Education
Covers the basics of health care in refugee and disaster situations. This includes disaster epidemiology, environmental health, food and nutritional issues in emergencies, the design, and implementation of health services, and management of communicable diseases. In addition there is coverage of conflict origins and conflict resolution, international humanitarian law, human rights and human security, and humanitarian ethics. Student evaluation based on written work, presentations and exams. (5 academic credits). Minimum enrollment 15. Maximum enrollment 45.
Uses diverse public health problems to illustrate the problem-solving process, which includes defining the problem; measuring the magnitude of the problem; understanding the key biological, developmental, sociocultural, behavioral, and environmental determinants; identifying and developing intervention and prevention strategies; setting priorities and recommending policies; understanding barriers to implementation and evaluation and communication strategies. Consists of lectures, discussions, and problem-solving exercises. Student evaluation is based on class participation, a final group presentation, and an individual written assignment. This course is available only to accepted MPH degree candidates and training certificate in public health practice and training certificate in quantitative methods in public health students at the School of Public Health. (4 academic credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the major global causes of child mortality and the strategies and interventions to reduce chid mortality. Specific topics include malaria, HIV, measles, pneumonia, diarrhea, neonatal disorders and nutritional deficiencies. Additional topics may include maternal mortality, eye diseases, demography and anthropometry. A specific focus of the course, and a theme emphasized through the differrent lectures, is the tension and balance between horizontal approaches to child survival, such as Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), and vertical programs such as disease eradication programs. Students will discuss sveral papers published as part of the Lancet Child Survival and Lancet Neonatal Survival series, and will gain hands-on experience applying different child survival strategies using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST). Student evaluation: Class participation, quizzes, and final exam. Minimum enrollment 10, maximum 25. (4 academic credits)
Provides an overview of select tropical medicine and public health issues. Highlights specific tropical diseases and case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and implementation of preventive and control measures. Students will have an introduction to clinical tropical medicine, travel medicine, and environmental medicine. Specific topics include the etiology, biology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of enteritides, intestinal protozoa and helminths, cysticercosis and hydatid disease, hepatitis, tuberculosis, viral and arboviral infections, malaria, AIDS, and STDs. Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis. Prepares students working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries. Student evaluation: Exam and class participation. (4 academic credits) Minimum enrollment 10. Maximum enrollment 25.
Readings, lectures, discussions, and exercises prepare students to apply selected social-psychological and health communication theories and research to the development of effective health messages. Emphasizes critical thinking skills in analyzing core elements of persuasive communication and the applicability of social science theory to health campagins. Also emphasizes theory. It is designed with the old adage that there is nothing more practical than a good theory. Although the application of theory in designing effective messages is an important element of the course, the primary focus is on understanding various theoretical approaches to effective message design, cognitive processing, and attitude change. Student evaluation is base on an exam and a final project. The final project is due one month after the completion of the course. (4 academic credits) Minimum enrollment 10.