About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for USING SUMMARY MEASURES OF POPULATION HEALTH TO IMPROVE HEALTH SYSTEMS (221.620.01), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Explores the conceptual basis and application of summary measures of population health status. Presents approaches to measuring the burden of disease in populations and their use for guiding resource allocation and planning efficient and equitable health care systems. Lectures, discussions, and group exercises focus on composite indicators, exploring social and ethical value choices, and assessing the burden of disease at national level.

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Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • present approaches to measuring the burden of disease in populations
  • study the use of SMPH for guiding resource allocation and planning efficient and equitable helath care systems
  • explore social and ethical value choices in calculating SMPH
  • understand how to assess the burden of disease at national level

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Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 3:20 PM

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Intended Audience

MPH, MSPH, and PhD students

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation, critiques of methods and term paper.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Adnan Hyder
E-mail: ahyder@jhsph.edu

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