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308.678.98 CHRONIC CONDITIONS: A KEY POLICY PROBLEM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Examines the cost and prevalence of chronic diseases. Some of the examples come from the U.S. while others are drawn from high, middle and low income countries. Examines the policies and programs designed to address some of the major risk factors for chronic disease – obesity, tobacco, and alcohol. The next section focuses on secondary and tertiary prevention programs that have been demonstrated to be effective including disease management and care management. Concludes with a discussion of promising programs/policies aimed at reducing the prevalence of chronic disease, and the key challenges to implementing policies related to chronic disease.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the burden of disease associated with chronic disease,
assess the effectiveness of various interventions to address the major risk factors associated with chronic disease,
assess the effectiveness of various interventions to address secondary and tertiary prevention of chronic disease,
define the key challenges to implementing policies related to chronic disease

Methods of Assessment: Grading Policy: Students will be evaluated based on class participation and a final paper due within one month after the conclusion of the course.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Mon 11/12/2012 - Wed 11/14/2012
  • Monday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

full-time students must obtain consent from Judy Holzer prior to registering for this course.

For consent, contact: jholzer@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015