About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for GLOBAL DISEASE CONTROL PROGRAMS AND POLICIES (223.680.01), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

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

Course Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to do the following: 1) explain the development, organization and funding of global disease control programs; 2) describe programmatic approaches for controlling selected major causes of death and disability in developing countries; 3) discuss program and policy implementation obstacles and approaches to overcoming them; and 4) critically evaluate the strengths, weaknesses and the sustainability of disease control programs and policies.

Course Time

Mon Wed   1:30 PM to 3:20 PM


340.601 or 340.751 or 550.694.81 and 550.695.81

Intended Audience

Students interested in current programs and policies designed to control leading global causes of morbidity and mortality.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on a paper and a final examination.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Christian coles
E-mail: ccoles@jhsph.edu