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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6130
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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: Donna Petersen
  6. Phone: 36603
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6130
  10. Full Title: Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  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 Principles and Issues
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: This course introduces students to the global context of public health and its dimensions particular to international settings; examines major themes and policies in global health; and analyzes health problems and varying responses globally.

  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 cours
  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? Yes, It is being taught the fall 2005 for the first time.
  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. Introduce the concept of global health in a public health context

    2. Review factors affecting population health in international settings

    3. Describe health problems of major importance in developing countries

    4. Critically review the organization and operation of health systems across various countries in the context of those countriesí social, political, economic and cultural climates

    5. Describe and consider the role of international health organizations in advancing a global health agenda

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. analyze strategic developments in international health from a historical perspective

    2. discuss the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases and evaluate the factors contributing to these trends

    3. analyze factors contributing to maternal and child mortality and morbidity in the developing world

    4. discuss the relationship between environmental factors and disease

    5. evaluate the global health impact of natural disasters and civil conflicts

    6. analyze the impact of poverty, cultural factors, gender inequity and political forces on health status and on the ability of nations to respond to health challenges

    7. describe and evaluate different health system approaches and the health care delivery and financing strategies adopted by various countries

    8. access and interpret population-based data available from global health sources

    9. gather, analyze and synthesize information from credible sources, appropriately cited, and present a cogent description of a problem with a potential solution

  31. Major Topics: Historical, current and emerging priorities in the global health arena are examined including but not limited to the impact of globalization; health disparities and vulnerabilities; political, socioeconomic, and cultural factors; social and gender inequities; infectious diseases; nutritional factors in health and disease; maternal health and child survival; wars and civil conflicts; natural resources and environmental degradation; and disaster response and management. Health systems in different parts of the world are examined critically as are global initiatives for disease prevention.
  32. Textbooks: Merson, Michael H, RE Black and AJ Mills. International Public Health: Disease, Programs, Systems and Policies, 2001. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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