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220.606.01 Doctoral Seminar in International Health II

International Health
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Joanne Katz
Course Instructors:

Explores topics of relevance to International Health, in a six-module format. Each module comprises a set of readings which are discussed in class by students working in groups. Each session is led by a group of students with facilitation by course faculty and guest faculty as appropriate to the topic. Modules include (1) Health and International Development (2)Transitions (demographic, epidemiologic, nutritional and migration), (3) Sanitation programs, (4) Disease Eradication Programs, past present and future , (5) Chronic Disease, a new challenge for programs, (6) Primary Health Care, history, evidence and future

Learning Objectives:

This course will prepare you to be able to do the following:

  1. Think and write critically
  2. Work in multidisciplinary teams to analyze complex issues of importance in International Health
  3. Use evidence based perspectives to critically examine what interventions, programs and policies work, do not work, and why or why not
Methods of Assessment:

Students are graded on class participation (20%) and individual writing assignments (80%). There are four writing assignments over the two terms. Students can select these four topics from a list of six.


Terms graded individually

Enrollment Restriction:

Only first year International Health doctoral students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required