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223.686.49
Child and Public Health in the Tropics

Cancelled

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
In-person
Dates:
Mon 08/16/2021 - Fri 08/20/2021
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:00am - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Anita Shet
Resources:
Description:

Introduces students to the major global causes of child mortality and the strategies and interventions to reduce child mortality. Specific topics include malaria, HIV, measles, pneumonia, diarrhea, neonatal disorders and nutritional deficiencies. Additional topics may include maternal mortality, eye diseases, demography and anthropometry. A specific focus, and a theme emphasized through the different lectures, is the tension and balance between horizontal approaches to child survival, such as Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), and vertical programs such as disease eradication programs. Students discuss several papers published as part of the Lancet Child Survival and Lancet Neonatal Survival series, and gain hands-on experience applying different child survival strategies using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST).

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. List the major global causes of child mortality
  2. Describe interventions to reduce mortality from each of the major causes
  3. Explain the role of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in child morbidity and mortality
  4. Describe advantages and disadvantages of horizontal and vertical child survival programs
  5. List major challenges to reducing global child mortality
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 40% Midterm
  • 40% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is an onsite section of the class. The other section (.11) will be taught virtually at the same time. Onsite students will comply with JH Covid19 testing protocols. There will be a break at 10am for 15 minutes and a lunch break will be at 12:15pm for 30 minutes.