224.867.01 Doctoral Seminar in Economic-Strengthening Interventions for Sexual and Reproductive Health
- International Health
- 3rd term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Thursday, 3:30 - 5:20pm
Introduces doctoral students to recent advances in research on economic-strengthening interventions to address poverty-related factors in sexual and reproductive health with a primary focus on HIV and AIDS. Topics include behavioral economics, microfinance, cash transfers, financial incentives, and entrepreneurial-based health interventions that have been evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively. Fosters critical thinking on theoretical and methodological basis for economic-strengthening public health interventions in low-income countries and in the U.S.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify theoretical underpinnings of economic determinants of disparities in sexual and reproductive health (SRH)/HIV.
- Discuss range of SRH/HIV economic-strengthening interventions evaluated in the current literature.
- Critique research methods used by quantitative and qualitative public health scientists to address economic determinants of SRH/HIV.
- Consider research questions that may be used for dissertation research.
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluations are based on class attendance (10%), class participation (40%), and written critical assessments (50%)
- Enrollment Restriction:
Doctoral students only
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required