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Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program Seminar 1

East Baltimore
1st term
International Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Monday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
Elizabeth Hazel

Introduces students to the diverse projects and research activities led by faculty in the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control (GDEC) program. Presents key institutes and centers working to improve international health and introduces faculty-led case studies to identify challenges in ongoing research and practice initiatives. Examines and reflects on the history global health and its impact on current research and practice 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% Written Assignment(s)

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