GPH 201 - Introduction to Global Public Health
(3 cr.) Health is an essential human right, but much of the world still does not have access to basic public health services. The course explores how health is measured and conditions that particularly affect the poor. Principles of public health, major global communicable diseases, e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and maternal-child health and noncommunicable conditions are reviewed. Strategies in control of disease and achieving global health are explored. Essential elements of study design, epidemiology and biostatics also are taught. Course instruction includes textbooks, medical literature, popular writings and film, group work, community engagement and service learning. Every Year, All

Spring 2014