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Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program Seminar 1

East Baltimore
1st term
International Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • Monday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor s:
Victoria Chou

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. Introduces case study analysis and identifies challenges in ongoing research and practice initiatives. Examines and reflects on the historical prevention and control activities using the book “A History of Global Health” by Randall M. Packard 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. Reflect and interpret the history of global public health, its philosophy and values, through publications related to disease control programs and research
  3. Apply new knowledge and problem-solving skills to address public health issues
  4. Identify opportunities and challenges in conducting research and practice activities in low resource settings
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 15% Participation
  • 15% Discussion
  • 70% Reflection

Enrollment Restriction:

Only MSPH Students in GDEC in their 1st year allowed

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Only MSPH Students in GDEC in their 1st year allowed