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Global Epidemiology Policies and Programs

3rd term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Alain Labrique

Presents the history, social and political context, organization, technical content, funding and evaluation of current, major, global initiatives for disease control. Emphasizes programs focused on health problems of the developing world and includes, initiatives for vaccines and immunization, non-communicable diseases, safe motherhood and reproductive health, malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases, HIV, emerging infectious diseases, TB, tobacco control, nutritional interventions and injury control. Also examines the process of policy formulation and resource allocation to international health and disease control.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the development, organization and funding of global disease control programs
  2. Describe programmatic approaches for controlling selected major causes of death and disability in developing countries
  3. Discuss program and policy implementation obstacles and approaches to overcoming them
  4. Critically evaluate the strengths, weaknesses and the sustainability of disease control programs and policies
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Discussion Board
  • 50% Assignments
  • 40% Final Paper

Enrollment Restriction:

Only OPAL students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required