Presents the history, development, organization, technical content and basis, social and political context, evaluation, and funding of current, major, global initiatives for disease control. Emphasis is on programs focused on health problems of the developing world and includes, initiatives for vaccines and immunization, the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, safe motherhood and reproductive health, neonatal health, malaria, onchocerciasis, STDs, tobacco control, nutritional interventions and injury control. The course also examines the process of policy formulation and resource allocation to international health and disease control.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Students will be assessed on the following components:
Quizzes on lectures and readings - 10%
SWOT Analysis presentations - 20%
Midterm Exam - 30%
Final examination - 30%
Course participation based on Discussion Forum discussions, LiveTalk and peer evaluation—10%
Quizzes: Students are required to complete 15 quizzes. A quiz will be presented after each lecture and will be comprised of multiple-choice and/or true-false questions, from both the lecture presentation and assigned readings. You need to get 60% or above to pass each quiz. To receive the full 10% of the grade, you will need to receive a "pass" score on 11 of the 15 quizzes. Each quiz must be completed by the date listed under the "Due" column of the course schedule.
Midterm Paper: Students will be assessed on a short paper evaluating a control program/policy including rationale, strengths, weaknesses, sustainability and recommendations. Please get approval of your midterm paper topic from the faculty/TAs by the due date noted on the schedule.
Late Assignments: Midterm assignments that are submitted late, without prior permission from the instructor, will be penalized. Late papers will be penalized 5 points on the first day, and an additional 2 points per day that the assignment is overdue. Additionally, all midterm papers will be reviewed for evidence of plagiarism. If any evidence of plagiarism is found, the student will receive a score of 0 on the midterm paper.
Final exam: An open-book comprehensive examination of all the course material will be administered at the end of the course. To maintain question security from one cohort to the next, exams will not be returned to students after they are graded. Feedback on common mistakes will be provided to the class and students may ask the TAs specific questions regarding their exams.
There is no required text book for this course; however, there will be required readings for each lecture posted in the Online library.
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Students should be familiar with the policies and procedures specified under Policy and Procedure Manual Student-01 (Academic Ethics), available on the school’s http://my.jhsph.edu portal.
The faculty, staff and students of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins University have the shared responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that upholds the law and respects the rights of others. Students enrolled in the School are subject to the Student Conduct Code (detailed in Policy and Procedure Manual Student-06) and assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner which upholds the law and respects the rights of others. They are responsible for maintaining the academic integrity of the institution and for preserving an environment conducive to the safe pursuit of the School's educational, research, and professional practice missions.
Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the Usage Policy posted on the Turnitin.com site
A = 90 - 100%
B = 80 - 89%
C = 70 - 70%
D = 60 - 69%
F = < 59%
C or above is the passing grade for those taking the course for Pass/Fail
Students are expected to interact with each other, the faculty, and the TAs by posting questions and comments on the lecture material, readings, quizzes, and group presentations. At the outset, students are asked to post introductions of themselves to build community with their class mates.
Students should plan to be available for the LiveTalk sessions on the dates and times listed on the course schedule. Please post questions and issues for the topic to be discussed during the LiveTalks on the respective BBS category at least one day prior to each LiveTalk session. If it is not possible to attend a LiveTalk session, please listen to the archived version as soon as possible.
The VoiceThread tool will be used by student groups to collaborate on the SWOT analyses. You can read more on VoiceThread here.
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