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221.620.01 Applying Summary Measures of Population Health to Improve Health Systems

Department:
International Health
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M F,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Abdulgafoor Bachani
Course Instructor s:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

No prerequisites. Undergraduates allowed with instructor's consent.

Description:

Explores the conceptual basis and application of summary measures of population health status. Presents approaches to measuring the burden of disease in populations and their use for guiding resource allocation and planning efficient and equitable health care systems. Lectures, discussions, and group exercises focus on composite indicators, exploring social and ethical value choices, and assessing the burden of disease at national level.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define measures and approaches to assess the burden of disease in populations
  2. Examine social and ethical value choices in calculating summary measures of population health and their implications on population health
  3. Assess approaches to assess the burden of disease at national level and risk factors (metabolic, behavioral and environmental)
  4. Analyze use of summary measures of population health for policy development, resource allocation for programs and interventions, and planning efficient and equitable health care systems
  5. Demonstrate effect of globalization on burden of disease at national and global level
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% LiveTalks
  • 20% Quizzes
  • 40% Written Assignment(s)
  • 30% Critique

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduates allowed with instructor's consent

For consent, contact:

abachani@jhu.edu

Special Comments:

Undergraduates allowed with instructor's consent