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410.642.67 Tobacco Control Leadership

Health Behavior and Society
1st term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Mon 10/02/2017 - Thu 10/05/2017
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th,  1:00 - 4:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Tamplin, Stephen
Course Instructor :

Examines the role of the tobacco control leader in policy development and implementation, and the essential knowledge and skills this role requires, through lectures, discussion, exercises, and an applied case study. Provides a framework for understanding the process of working effectively with and leading others. Emphasizes the role of the leader in leading change and developing a vision for the future of tobacco control.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Assess and influence tobacco control policy development and implementation issues
  2. Lead and coordinate the efforts of an interdisciplinary team in identifying and applying best practices in tobacco control
  3. Adapt and apply diverse leadership styles to complex public health problem-solving situations
  4. Develop leadership capacity in others
Methods of Assessment:

Short Paper: 30%, Case Study: 40%, Class Participation and Team Presentation: 15%, Personal Action Plan: 15%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course blends traditional classroom time and outside-of-class activities with a corresponding reduction in class sessions. This class will meet for 4 days during the 2-week Institute. Students are expected to spend 4 hours on class work during the 2-week Institute in addition to regular homework. Students are required to complete readings and assignments prior to the 2-week Institute. The final course assignment will be due on October 20th.