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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6133
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-02-09
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-10-06
  2. Department: Global Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 6408-00-20
  5. Contact Person: Ann DeBaldo
  6. Phone: 46603
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6133
  10. Full Title: Global Health Applications in the Field
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): GH Applications in the Field
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: This course prepares students for fieldwork in the global public health arena. A comparative approach is taken to highlight similarities and differences across countries at variable levels of socioeconomic development.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is one in four that address the core competencies of public health within a global perspective. The four courses that previously made up the core of the concentration were housed in four departments in the College of Public Health. This course
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is one in a series of four required concentration courses for students in the Global Health Practice concentration in the Department of Global Health. Students interested globalization, development, International business and Latin American Studies may be interested in this course.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No, the first time it is planned to be taught is spring, 2006.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) A doctoral or terminal degree in public health, international public administration, globalization, or equivalent.
  29. Objectives: 1. Review the global context for public health practice from a regional geopolitical perspective.

    2. Discuss interdisciplinary, cross-cultural competencies relevant to public health practice.

    3. Describe public health issues in developing countries, as well as those that transcend geopolitical boundaries.

    4. Discuss strategies for organizational development and capacity building in developing countries.

    5. Critically review cross-cultural perspectives and communication

    6. Analyze and interpret one’s own worldview and demonstrate an awareness of the impact one’s worldview has on research and practice.

    7. Acquire the skills necessary to live and work effectively and safely in the global environment.

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the prevailing world conditions, globalization, developments and trends that contribute to public health concerns in the global environment.

    2. Analyze strategies used for successful field project organizational design, leadership and management in public health practice.

    3. Understand differing ethical perspectives and institutional review (IRB) requirements relevant to research and work in communities abroad.

    4. Demonstrate “global understanding” with tolerance for ambiguity and cultural differences, and a willingness to learn from others with different or opposing viewpoints.

    5. Critically review and understand relevant practices concerning personal health and safety while working on a project in the field.

  31. Major Topics: There is a strong emphasis on public health issues in developing countries and those that transcend geopolitical borders such as environmental change and terrorism. Geographic regions with their unique local systems, societal issues and stakeholders are examined. This course covers models of leadership and effectiveness under field conditions, humanitarian efforts, collaboration with community stakeholders and community development, research and ethics in the global environment, organizational development and capacity building, social and cultural competency, and issues related to personal preparedness to live outside of the United States for an extended period of time.
  32. Textbooks: Global Public Health: A New Era, 2003. Robert Beaglehole, editor. Oxford University Press (GPH)

    Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice, 2003. David Pencheon, Guest, Melzer & Gray, editors. Oxford University Press (OHPHP)

    Helping Health Workers Learn, 2001. David Werner & Bill Bower. The Hesperian Foundation.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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