DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH I Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
This course will prepare you to be able to do the following:
- Think and write critically
- Work in multidisciplinary teams to analyze complex issues of importance in International Health
- Use evidence based perspectives to critically examine what interventions, programs and policies work, do not work, and why or why not
Course DescriptionExplores topics of relevance to International Health, in a six-module format. Each module comprises a set of readings which are discussed in class by students working in groups. Each session is led by a group of students with facilitation by course faculty and guest faculty as appropriate to the topic. Modules include (1) Health and International Development (2)Transitions (demographic, epidemiologic, nutritional and migration), (3) Sanitation programs, (4) Disease Eradication Programs, past present and future , (5) Chronic Disease, a new challenge for programs, (6) Primary Health Care, history, evidence and future
Intended AudienceFirst year international health doctoral students (including Dr.PH)
Methods of Assessment
Students are graded on class participation and individual writing assignments. There are three writing assignments over the two terms. Students must select one topic from the 1st two modules, one from the second two modules and one from the 3rd two modules.
Eradication: Ridding the world of disease forever?” by Nancy Leys Stepan, Cornell University Press 2011
There will also be articles posted in courseplus
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
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