|Spring 2014 SPH Global Health Courses|
The courses listed below qualify toward the credit requirement for the Graduate Certificate in Global Health. NOTE: Please use the University Registrar's website and course search engine to verify course information. Some courses normally offered in the Spring have not yet been scheduled, so please contact the department if you hoped to take a course that you do not see listed here.
BIOS 771 - Demographic Techniques II (3). Suchindran
Life table techniques; methods of analysis when data are deficient; population projection methods; interrelations among demographic variables; migration analysis; uses of population models.
Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:00AM - 10:15AM
ENVR 421* - Environmental Health Microbiology (3). Sobsey, Alternate Springs.
Prerequisite, introductory course in microbiology or permission of the instructor. Presentation of the microbes of public health importance in water, food, and air, including their detection, occurrence, transport, and survival in the environment; epidemiology and risks from environmental exposure.
* This course only meets the global health certificate requirements if taught by Dr. Mark Sobsey as a residential course. If there is another instructor, you must get approval from the Office of Global Health
Tuesdays, Thursdays 2:00PM - 3:15PM and lab Wednesdays 3:30PM - 6:30PM
ENVR 685 - Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Lesser Developed Countries - Whittington (3)
Prerequisite, permission of the instructor. Seminar on policy and planning approaches for providing improved community water and sanitation services in developing countries. Topics covered include: the choice of appropriate technology and level of service, pricing, metering, and connection charges; cost recovery and targeting subsidies to the poor; water vending; community participation in the management and operation of water systems; and rent-seeking behavior in the provision of water supplies. Three seminar hours per week.
Fridays 9:00AM - 11:45AM
ENVR 785 -Public Investment Theory (City and Regional Planning 785, Public Policy 785) - Whittington (3) Alternate Springs Prerequisite, PLAN 210 or equivalent. Basic theory, process, and techniques of public investment planning and decision making, involving synthesis of economic, political, and technologic aspects. Theory underlying benefit-cost analysis, adaption to a descriptive and normative model for planning public projects and programs.
Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:30AM - 10:45AM
EPID 754 - Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases - Van Rie (3)
Introduction to basic methods for analysis and interpretation of epidemiological data on infectious diseases and for predicting the impact of control programs such as HIV prevention programs and vaccination strategies. Mondays, 1:00pm-3:50pm
EPID 785 - Environmental Epidemiology - Engel (3)
Epidemiologic ideas and methods applied to evaluation and control of human health consequences of environmental hazards. Pollution of environmental media and global change are considered from a human-ecological perspective, with local and international examples.
Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:30-10:45am
HPM 472* - Program Evaluation - (3)
Concepts and methods of the program evaluation paradigm as applied in health administration. *This course only meets the global health certificate requirements if taught by Dr. John Paul as a residential course. If there is another instructor, you must get approval from the Office of Global Health.
Mondays, Wednesdays 11:00AM - 12:15PM
HBEH 706 - Effective Training for Global Health - Randall-David, Turner (1 credit)
This participatory course provides an overview of adult learning and empowerment education principles, effective training methods and cultural competence for global health. Students will gain marketable skills in training assessments, activity and course design, creating a productive learning environment, facilitation and evaluation applied to diverse global health topics, audiences and settings. In teams, students will design on a one-day public health workshop on a topic and for an international audience of their choosing and develop and facilitate a short activity from that workshop. They will incorporate feedback from co-learners and reflect on their experiences to promote their learning and improve their training and design skills. The instructors provide a wealth of resources and recommendations from decades of experience designing and facilitating training courses around the world.
Three sessions: Friday, January 17, February 21 and March 28 from 1-5 pm
HBEH 753 - Qualitative Evaluation & Research Methods - Maman (3)
Prerequisite, HBEH 750 or equivalent. Theoretical and methodological approaches of applied medical anthropology for health program development and evaluation. Field methods for collecting and analyzing data through observation, interviewing, group methods, and case studies.
Tuesdays, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:45
HPM 664 - Globalization and Health (Crosslisted as MHCH 664 ) - Fried (3)
This course is a foundation course and one of two courses students can take to fulfill the foundation course requirement for the Global Health Certificate Program.
The course examines multiple dimensions of globalization and explores their direct and indirect effects on determinants of health through presentations, case studies, class discussions, small group seminars, readings, weekly written assignments, a critical book review, and a final paper and poster session. An expected outcome of the course is that students will gain a deeper understanding of how the changes and transformations of globalization and development affect health, and will have examined responses and approaches to current global patterns that contribute to positive and adverse health effects, and health inequalities.
Tuesdays 12:30 - 3:00pm
MHCH 605 - Survey Course on Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding - Labbok (3)
This survey course briefly covers the principal topics in this broad field of knowledge, including domestic and global issues. Teaching methods are primarily lecture with discussion and student presentations. The topics include relevant maternal and infant anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology; complementary feeding; immunology and disease; pathology, pharmacology and exposures; psychology, sociology and anthropology; growth and development; research issues; ethics, Code of Marketing and other legal issues; breastfeeding support skills; counseling, communication and advocacy; and programming and policy.
Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm
MHCH 664 - Globalization and Health (Crosslisted as HPM 664 ) - Fried (3)
This course is a foundation course and one of two courses students can take to fulfill the foundation course requirement for the Global Health Certificate Program.The course examines multiple dimensions of globalization and explores their direct and indirect effects on determinants of health through presentations, case studies, class discussions, small group seminars, readings, weekly written assignments, a critical book review, and a final paper and poster session. An expected outcome of the course is that students will gain a deeper understanding of how the changes and transformations of globalization and development affect health, and will have examined responses and approaches to current global patterns that contribute to positive and adverse health effects, and health inequalities.
Tuesdays 12:30 - 3:00pm
MHCH 680 - Global Sexual and Reproductive Health - Bennett (1)
The class has no prerequisites and no student preparation will be required for the series of lectures, panel discussions, and debates featuring MCH adjunct faculty and other international experts from UNC and Triangle-based non-governmental organizations. The primary objective will be to inform students' critical thinking on key public health issues in global sexual and reproductive health.
Mondays 5:30 - 6:50pm
MHCH 700 - MCH Planning and Evaluation - Roth (3)
This course will familiarize students with basic concepts and methodologies required for effective public health program planning, implementation and evaluation in a variety of settings, both domestic and global. Students in this course will develop a program plan and complete assignments designed to build competencies across a typical program planning life cycle. Given the focus on public health application, students will also discuss and practice skills needed to promote the benefits and address the challenges inherent in designing and evaluating public health programs in the context of an interdisciplinary project team. The course meets weekly with a lecture and group discussion format, supplemented by online lectures and team-based learning. Limited to residential students in MCH; priority given to 2nd year master's students having completed EPID 600. Permission required for non-majors. Contact the MCH Student Services Manager for registration. Online Course
MHCH 712 - Program Assessment in MCH - Farel (3)
Using a current request from a local health agency, students will learn how to provide consultation about a selected program activity in child health, women's health, and global health. Student teams will make site visits, collect and analyze program data, prepare reports, conduct literature reviews, prepare a written report with recommendations, and make an oral presentation to the agency staff, MCH Department faculty and students. Permission required for non-majors.
Mondays 9:00 - 11:50am
MHCH 716 - International Family Planning and Reproductive Health - Bloom (3)
This course will provide an overview of the critical issues in international family planning and reproductive health, including the major theoretical frameworks, patterns and trends over time, and an overview of the history of family planning and reproductive health policy development. We will trace the evolution of the field from its demographic roots through to the current expansion to a broader reproductive health perspective. The main theoretical models to explain the determinants of fertility and reproductive mortality and morbidity will be presented. Demographic data will be used to describe the trends and patterns of family planning and reproductive health within the global context. The development of population, family planning and reproductive health policy through the last three decades, along with the more recent focus on the field within the context of health and human rights, will be discussed.
Thursdays 11:00am - 1:50pm
MHCH 862 - MCH Program Evaluation - Thompson, Angeles (3)
Analytic skills seminar, focusing on the methodology and practice of MCH progam evaluation. Review of concepts and methods for program evaluation will expose students to all phases and issues surrounding program evaluation. Case studies will be examined, with applications from developing countries. Prerequisites: Knowledge of SAS or Stata, MHCH 213 or equivalent. Permission required for 1 yr doctoral students, non-majors and master's students.
Mondays 2:30PM - 5:20PM
NUTR 809 - Qualitative Research Methods for Nutrition - Bentley (3)
This course is designed to introduce students to qualitative research methods with an emphasis on their use in nutrition-related program design and evaluation. The course will use a combination of didactic, interactive and applied techniques to teach knowledge and skills relevant to qualitative research. This is an introductory course by design and additional coursework in qualitative methods, particularly data analysis, is strongly recommended for those students who want to conduct qualitative research.
Tuesdays 2:00PM - 4:00PM
420 - AIDS: Principles, Practice and Politics - Strauss (1)
PUBH 500 - Global Health Discussion
Series - Fried (.5)
PUBH 704 - Foundations of Global Health Elective- Carlough, Becker-Dreps, Martin (2-3)
Students will gain a broader understanding of population-based global health issues and social determinants of health. Critically examines global health topics with learning from on-line modules, readings, interactions with faculty and staff, and practical experience in a clinical or community health-oriented experience (minimum 2 weeks) outside of the US.
Tuesdays 3:30PM - 5:00PM
PUBH 705 - One Health Intellectual Exchange Course: "Philosophy to Practical Integration of Human, Animal and Environmental Health" Sackey-Harris, Bentley (2-3)
The One Health course addresses the intersection of human, animal and environmental health. The weekly topics are designed to facilitate the understanding of health as an inexorably linked system requiring multidisciplinary collaborative efforts. Discussions include the bidirectional impact of animal health on human health, the impact of earth's changing ecology on health, issues of food and water safety/security, the benefits of comparative medicine etc. Learning objectives include: describing how different disciplines contribute to the practice of One Health and identifying how interdisciplinary interventions can improve Global Health using a One Health model. This graduate-level course is open to junior and senior level undergrads. Please note: The course is available for 2 or 3 credits and is held off-site at the NC Biotechnology Center (http://www.ncbiotech.org/about-us/regional-offices/directions) Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm . The course includes students and professionals of diverse disciplines from Duke, UNC and NCSU. Students taking the course for 3 credits are required to also attend a 1 hour discussion session on Wednesday mornings (8:30 - 9:30am) on Duke or UNC campus. More Information
|Last updated October 31, 2013|