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Department: International Health
Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Christian coles
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014

Presents the history, development, organization, technical content and basis, social and political context, evaluation, and funding of current, major, global initiatives for disease control. Emphasis is on programs focused on health problems of the developing world and includes, initiatives for vaccines and immunization, the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, safe motherhood and reproductive health, neonatal health, malaria, onchocerciasis, STDs, tobacco control, nutritional interventions and injury control. The course also examines the process of policy formulation and resource allocation to international health and disease control

Learning Objective(s):

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to do the following: 1) explain the development, organization and funding of global disease control programs; 2) describe programmatic approaches for controlling selected major causes of death and disability in developing countries; 3) discuss program and policy implementation obstacles and approaches to overcoming them; and 4) critically evaluate the strengths, weaknesses and the sustainability of disease control programs and policies.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a paper and a final examination.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 1:30 - 3:20
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

340.601 or 340.751 or 550.694.81 and 550.695.81

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Required: PhD, ScD, & MHS programs in the Disease Prevention & Control Trac