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221.624.81 URBAN HEALTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Department:
International Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
Internet

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Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

Explores the emerging public health issues associated with rapid growth of urban population in developing countries, with a particular focus on the urban poor. Includes urban demography, epidemiology, changes in urban physical and social environment and their consequences for health, nutritional issues, the inadequacy of conventional health services, and the design and implementation of a coordinated and cost-effective health care system. Introduces these concepts and presents case studies for analysis. Emphasizes sensitizing and capacity-building by exposing public health professionals and researchers to the unique urban health problems of developing countries.

Methods of Assessment:

Based on a term paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required