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Fundamentals in Global Health Practice

1st term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
William Brieger

Global health requires practitioners to be well versed in understanding health systems, the controlling disease, and improving the health of mothers and children, and vulnerable populations.

Provides an introduction to these issues. Students have an opportunity to apply these skills by analyzing the health situation in select low and middle-income countries.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Characterize major domains of global public health, including the associated social determinants and burdens of disease, and the key interventions and approaches to improve outcomes within those domains
  2. Apply principles of social justice and human rights to assess global health policies and programs, and their impact on health equity
  3. Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills that demonstrate respect for other perspectives and cultures
  4. Use scientific evidence for health program planning, implementation, and evaluation in low and middle-income country settings
  5. Develop and articulate arguments for global health strategies using evidence from reliable sources
  6. Describe the roles and relationships of the entities influencing global health
  7. Identify different dimensions of capacity building in global health, and apply capacity building concepts to health policies and program interventions in low and middle income country settings
  8. Conduct a situation analysis across a range of cultural, economic, and health contexts, identifying the relationships among patterns of morbidity, mortality, and disability with demographic and other factors in shaping the circumstances of the population of a specified community, country, or region
Methods of Assessment:

30 points - Quizzes (5 quizzes, 6 points each);
40 points - Discussion Forum Assignment;
130 points - Country Report & Analysis Project

Enrollment Restriction:

MAS students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required