220.606.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
F 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Joanne Katz
    Courtland Robinson
  • 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 Description
    Explores 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 Audience
    First year International Health doctoral students
  • Methods of Assessment
    Students are graded on class participation (20%) and individual writing assignments (80%). There are four writing assignments over the two terms. Students can select these four topics from a list of six.
  • 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.

  • Disability Support Services
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