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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6130

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-02-09
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1825 2005-10-06
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Global Health PH 6408-00-20
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Donna Petersen 36603 dpeters@hsc.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6130 Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    GH Principles and Issues
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    none

    Corequisites

    none

    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.


  3. Justification

    A. 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

    B. 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.

    C. 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.

    D. 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.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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 countries’ social, political, economic and cultural climates

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

    B. 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

    C. 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.

    D. Textbooks

    Merson, Michael H, RE Black and AJ Mills. International Public Health: Disease, Programs, Systems and Policies, 2001. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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