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Department: International Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Joanne Katz
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:

Explores topics of relevance to International Health, in a six-module format. Each module comprises a set of readings which are discussed in class by students working in groups. Each session is led by a group of students with facilitation by course faculty and guest faculty as appropriate to the topic. Modules include (1) Health and International Development (2)Transitions (demographic, epidemiologic, nutritional and migration), (3) Sanitation programs, (4) Disease Eradication Programs, past present and future , (5) Chronic Disease, a new challenge for programs, (6) Primary Health Care, history, evidence and future

Learning Objective(s):
This course will prepare you to be able to do the following:
Think and write critically
Work in multidisciplinary teams to analyze complex issues of importance in International Health
Use evidence based perspectives to critically examine what interventions, programs and policies work, do not work, and why or why not

Methods of Assessment: Students are graded on class participation (20%) and individual writing assignments (80%). There are four writing assignments over the two terms. Students can select these four topics from a list of six.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 1:30 - 4:20
Terms graded individually
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Restriction: Only first year International Health doctoral students
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail