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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Frances Stillman
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
  • Frances A. Stillman

Provides an introduction to global tobacco control. Presents the health and economic burden of tobacco use worldwide and highlights practical approaches to tobacco prevention, control, surveillance, and evaluation. Examines transnational tobacco control issues, including the following: the interpretation and packaging of epidemiologic evidence for policy makers, the determinants of tobacco addiction, the economics of global tobacco control, tobacco industry strategies, legal foundations for regulation, and basic surveillance and evaluation methods using lectures, case-studies, and discussion.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand the scope of the health and economic burden of tobacco use worldwide
Understand the impact of transnational tobacco companies
Describe the components of a comprehensive tobacco control strategy
Critically evaluate tobacco control intervention strategies
Access information resources on tobacco and health

Methods of Assessment: Exams, paper and participation in online discussions.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

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

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail