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Donna M. Denno
HSERV 590
Seattle Campus

Selected Topics in Health Services

By individual arrangement, the student and faculty member(s) develop a program of reading and conference appropriate to the topic selected by the student. The topic chosen is within the special competence of the faculty participating in the course, in the areas of healthcare delivery and healthcare administration. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Class description

Provides an understanding of the causes and functional effects of the most prominent child health problems. Examines trends and progress in global child health and explores potential explanations for these trends.

Student learning goals

Understand the major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide and the scope of these problems

Understand the major underlying socioeconomic and biomedical determinants of child health

Understand the primary interventions being used to combat the leading causes of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide

Understand major trends in global child health efforts over the past quarter century

Understand health services delivery options for child health interventions

Understand the major groups working in the global child health field

General method of instruction

The course is entirely by distance learning and will include readings, on line lectures and modules, video documentaries, asynchronous web based forum discussions, and a written project to be turned in electronically.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

The requirements of the course, on which evaluation of the student is based, are as follows: Quizzes--25% Participation in on-line forum discussions--35% Final project--40%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Donna M. Denno
Date: 03/03/2013