HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT Syllabus

221.605.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 2 Credit(s)
W 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • describe the origins of different approaches to global health problems
    • discuss the history of major international health programs and campaigns
    • assess the broader political and economic forces which have shaped the history of global health strategies
    • discuss the history of international health and development organizations and their changing roles in the development of global health strategies
    • describe the history of tensions between competing visions of international health: horizontal versus vertical programs; selective interventions versus comprehensive primary health care; technical interventions versus improvements in overall social and economic well-being
    • list the institutional, cultural, and political contexts within which international health planning and implementation occur
  • Course Description

    Examines the history of western efforts to promote health and nutrition in the "developing world" from the beginnings of tropical medicine to recent efforts of disease eradication. Explores the various economic and political interests, as well as cultural assumptions, that have shaped the development of ideas and practices associated with international health in "developing" countries. Topics include history of international health organizations, strategies, and policies.

  • Intended Audience

    Masters and doctoral students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Written assignments.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    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.

  • Disability Support Services

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