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223.680.01 Global Disease Control Programs and Policies

International Health
4th term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Christian coles
Course Instructors:

340.601 or 340.751 or 550.694.81 and 550.695.81


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 Objectives:

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

  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
  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.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Required: PhD, ScD, & MHS programs in the Disease Prevention & Control Trac