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223.860.01 Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program Seminar

International Health
1st term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Yvonne Tam
Course Instructors:

Introduces students to the faculty in the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control (GDEC) program. Explores program and research activities associated with the institutes, centers, faculty and students in several field sites in LMIC settings. Introduces case study analysis and identifies challenges in ongoing research and practice initiatives. Examines and reflects on the historical prevention and control activities associated with polio using the book “Polio: An American Story” by David M. Oshinsky as a framework.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Develop skills needed for public health practice, including problem-solving, analytic thinking, communication, and collaboration.
  2. Interpret key publications related to global disease control programs and research
  3. Apply new knowledge and problem-solving skills to address public health issues
Methods of Assessment:

Participation and group discussion (30%) and a reflection paper (70%).

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to Global Disease Epidemiology and Control MSPH students.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Limited to GDEC MSPH students

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