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223.686.49
Child and Public Health in the Tropics

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Dates:
Mon 08/01/2022 - Fri 08/05/2022
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:00am - 5:00pm
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. Includes specific topics: malaria, HIV, measles, pneumonia, diarrhea, neonatal disorders and nutritional deficiencies. Additional topics may include maternal mortality, eye diseases, demography and anthropometry. Focuses on and emphasizes a theme through the different lectures, with 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. Discusses 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 the synchronous online version of the course. The other section (.11) is the onsite section of the course. Courses will be recorded for those unable to attend synchronously.