CHRONIC CONDITIONS: A KEY POLICY PROBLEM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Syllabus

308.678.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Sara Bleich
    Gerard Anderson
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • describe the burden of disease associated with chronic disease,
    • assess the effectiveness of various interventions to address the major risk factors associated with chronic disease,
    • assess the effectiveness of various interventions to address secondary and tertiary prevention of chronic disease,
    • define the key challenges to implementing policies related to chronic disease
  • Course Description
    Examines the cost and prevalence of chronic diseases. Some of the examples come from the U.S. while others are drawn from high, middle and low income countries. Examines the policies and programs designed to address some of the major risk factors for chronic disease – obesity, tobacco, and alcohol. The next section focuses on secondary and tertiary prevention programs that have been demonstrated to be effective including disease management and care management. Concludes with a discussion of promising programs/policies aimed at reducing the prevalence of chronic disease, and the key challenges to implementing policies related to chronic disease.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    In most countries around the world, chronic conditions are responsible for the greatest burden of disease. This course will begin by examining the cost and prevalence of chronic diseases. Some of the examples will come from the U.S. while others will be drawn from high, middle and low income countries. It will then examine the policies and programs designed to address some of the major risk factors for chronic disease – obesity, tobacco, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and alcohol.  The next section of the course will focus on secondary and tertiary prevention programs that have been demonstrated to be effective including disease management and care management. It concludes with a discussion of promising programs/policies aimed at reducing the prevalence of chronic disease, and the key challenges to implementing policies related to chronic disease.

  • Intended Audience
    any student with an interest in this area, especially MPH students
  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Students will be evaluated on one paper, one quiz and a final paper

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    The course will have two 80 minute lectures per week. Attendance at lectures is required. There will be one paper, one 30-minute quiz and one presentation. Final grades for the course will be based on the paper (30%), quiz (30%) and the presentation which is encouraged to be a group project with up to three students (40%). The quiz will be given in class. The presentations will be on the last day of class.


     

  • Required Text(s)

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  • Course Schedule

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

  • 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.

  • COURSE TIME
    Mon Wed 1:30pm - 2:50pm
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