CHILD AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE TROPICS Syllabus

223.686.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 4 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Robert Gilman
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • list the major global causes of child mortality
    • describe interventions to reduce mortality from each of the major causes
    • explain the role of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in child morbidity and mortality
    • describe advantages and disadvantages of horizontal and vertical child survival programs
    • list major challenges to reducing global child mortality
  • Course Description
    Introduces students to the major global causes of child mortality and the strategies and interventions to reduce child mortality. Specific topics include malaria, HIV, measles, pneumonia, diarrhea, neonatal disorders and nutritional deficiencies. Additional topics may include maternal mortality, eye diseases, demography and anthropometry. A specific focus, and a theme emphasized through the different lectures, is the tension and balance between horizontal approaches to child survival, such as Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), and vertical programs such as disease eradication programs. Students discuss several papers published as part of the Lancet Child Survival and Lancet Neonatal Survival series, and gain hands-on experience applying different child survival strategies using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST).
  • Intended Audience
    Continuing part-time MPH students and special students limited. Current JHSPH, SON and SOM students are also eligible.
  • Methods of Assessment

    Class participation, Journal Club and final exam.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Course Fee
    $30.00
  • Academic Ethics Code

    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.

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