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410.640.81 Global Tobacco Control

Health Behavior and Society
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frances Stillman
Course Instructor:

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


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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the scope of the health and economic burden of tobacco use worldwide
  2. Understand the impact of transnational tobacco companies
  3. Describe the components of a comprehensive tobacco control strategy
  4. Critically evaluate tobacco control intervention strategies
  5. Access information resources on tobacco and health
Methods of Assessment:

Exams, paper and participation in online discussions.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required