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GLOBAL HEALTH

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G H 101 Introduction to Global Health: Disparities, Determinants, Policies and Outcomes (5) I&S Gloyd, Sparke
Provides an introduction to global health, including: the burden and distribution of disease and mortality; the determinants of global health disparities; the making of global health policies; and the outcomes of global health interventions. Offered: jointly with GEOG 180/JSIS B 180; W.
Instructor Course Description: Matthew Sparke

G H 201 Newly Emerging Diseases in Public Health (2) NW Coler
Newly recognized and emerging diseases pose a major problem for public health. AIDS, hantavirus and Ebola virus infections, and the role of bacterial infection in the causation of stomach ulcers are examples of problems studied. Other timely diseases presented. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Rhea N. Coler

G H 210 Confronting Global Diseases: Introductory Biologic Principles and Context (5) NW

G H 399 Global Health Study Abroad (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in approved study abroad programs. Requires credit evaluation by department or faculty. Does not automatically apply to major or minor requirements. Offered: AWSpS.

G H 401 Core Topics in Global Health (1) Gonzales, Wade
Addresses a variety of foundational topics and central themes in global health, including the history and scope of the field, the complexities and contexts for global health problems, and the multidisciplinary nature of global health work. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

G H 402 Contemporary Issues in Global Health (1) Wade
Explores contemporary topics in global health. Offered: W.

G H 403 Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health (1) Gonzales, Wade
Presenters from a variety of disciplines discuss their experiences working on global health issues in resource-poor settings. Speakers illustrate how their work is influenced by communication, culture, economic and socio-political realities. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.

G H 410 Advanced Biologic Principles of Global Diseases (3) NW

G H 415 Global Health Challenges (4) I&S, DIV Murray
Introduces principal health problems of the world's populations, and major challenges to improving health globally. Explores interdisciplinary factors accounting for health patterns, ranging from either physiological basis to their economic, social, and political context. Prerequisite: MATH 124; either BIOL 180, STAT 311, or Q SCI 381. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Christopher J Murray

G H 456 Global Mental Health (3) I&S, DIV Rao
Examines the socio-cultural and political forces that impact assessment, manifestation, and treatment of mental illnesses worldwide. Students take a critical view of diagnostic systems and examine cultural differences in presentation of mental illness. Also reviews treatment practices in low resource settings, cultural-specific communication, and stigma. Offered: Sp.

G H 490 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15)
Offered: AWSpS.
Instructor Course Description: Alison Louise Drake Brandon L Guthrie Stephen A. Bezruchka

G H 499 Undergraduate Research (1-15, max. 15)
Offered: AWSpS.

G H 500 Global Health Seminar (1, max. 6)
Explores issues relevant to global health; themes vary by quarter. Required course for global health MPH and global health certificate students. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

G H 501 Core Topics in Global Health (1) Gonzales, Wade
Addresses a variety of foundational topics and central themes in global health, including the history and scope of the field, the complexities and contexts for global health problems, and the multidisciplinary nature of global health work. Offered: A.

G H 502 Contemporary Issues in Global Health (1) Wade
Explores contemporary topics in global health. Offered: W.

G H 503 Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health (1) Gonzales, Wade
Presenters from a variety of disciplines discuss their experiences working on global health issues in resource-poor settings. Speakers illustrate how their work is influenced by communication, culture, economic, and socio-political realities. Offered: Sp.

G H 505 P-Advanced Global Health (2)
Prepares health profession students for work in developing countries. Includes healthcare delivery systems, political, social, and economic determinants of health, major global health issues, and personal well-being while abroad. Lecture and seminar format with guest speakers, student presentations, and discussion. Offered: jointly with MED 560.

G H 511 Problems in Global Health ([0-4]-, max. 4) Gloyd
Explores social, political, economic, environmental determinants of developing countries' health; traces development of societal responses to problems. Includes: origins of primary healthcare; child survival; traditional systems; population; water; sanitation; international agencies; impact of economic policies. Case study formulating pharmaceutical policy in a developing country. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Stephen S. Gloyd

G H 514 Global Societal Determinants of Health (2-3) Bezruchka
Examines societal determinants of heath of nations around the globe. Asks why there is an increasing inequity in health outcomes today? Topics include early life, population health biology, medical care, mental health, and the environment.
Instructor Course Description: Stephen A. Bezruchka

G H 515 Global Health Challenges (4) Murray
Introduces principal health problems of the world's populations, and major challenges to improving health globally. Explores interdisciplinary factors accounting for health patterns, ranging from either physiological basis to their economic, social, and political context. Prerequisite: either BIOST 511, BIOST 512, and BIOST 513, or BIOST 517 and BIOST 518, or equivalent; either EPI 511 or both EPI 512 and EPI 513. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Christopher J Murray

G H 516 Health and Human Rights (3)
Examines the basic concepts in the fields of human rights law and public health, and uses those concepts to examine the interdependence and tensions between the two fields. Introduction to the fields of public health and human rights law, examining the impact of health policies and programs on human rights. Offered: jointly with LAW H 540.

G H 521 Leadership Development in Global Health (3) Campbell
Primarily taught through self and group assessment, case studies and small group work, explores student's leadership and management effectiveness, strengths and weaknesses. Establishes frameworks (communication, effective influencing, culture, values, vision and mission, and decision-making) explored throughout the three-quarter sequence. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Nancy M Campbell

G H 522 Global Program Management and Leadership (3) Downer
Focuses on management and leadership skills for complex global health settings. Includes personal leadership strengths/values; management dilemmas, data-driven decisions; program planning design and evaluation; and resource management. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Ann E. Downer Nancy M Campbell

G H 523 Policy Development and Advocacy for Global Health (3) Katz, Lane
Primarily taught through case- and problem-based learning and small group work, explores complex factors affecting global health policy and how context (e.g., ideology, culture, and history), international institutions, scientific knowledge, and stakeholder interests affect the structure of and changes to a nation's health system and its performance. Offered: Sp.

G H 531 Research and Evaluation Methods in Global Health (3/4) Mock, O'Malley
Provides an overview of a range of evaluation and research designs used in global health. Students learn practical methodologies to obtain, validate, and analyze information regarding health status, services, and programs. Discusses usefulness, validity, limitation of vital records, health reports, household (and cluster) surveys, and qualitative methods. Offered: jointly with EPI 539; W.

G H 532 Responsible Conduct of International Research (3) Drake, Farquhar
Prepares international and U.S. students to develop research proposals, conduct international field research, and present scholarly work. Topics include proposal writing, human subjects protection, data management, peer review, scholarly integrity, responsible authorship, and grants and budget management. Open to graduate and non-matriculated students. Offered: jointly with EPI 586; A.

G H 533 Survey Research Methods (4) A. MOKDAD
Provides students with skills in questionnaire development and survey methods. Students develop a questionnaire and design a survey research proposal on a health-related or social topic. Prerequisite: either HSERV 511/HSERV 513; BIOST 517/BIOST 518; or EPI 512/EPI 513, which may be taken concurrently, or permission of instructor. Students should have a survey project in mind. Offered: jointly with CS&SS 527/HSERV 527.

G H 534 Building Better Evidence through Integrated Health Information and Surveillance Systems (3)
Introduces the relationship between health information and surveillance systems and how these fields work together to inform leaders about maximizing limited resources and operating efficient health systems. Prerequisite: EPI 511 or instructor's permission.

G H 537 Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health (4)
Covers a range of qualitative, ethnographic tools for practical applications in public health. Methods covered include direct observation, informant interviews, focus groups, and formal methods. Covers Rapid Assessment Procedures and Participatory Action Research. Student teams investigate research questions using these techniques. Offered: jointly with HSERV 526.

G H 538 Advanced Qualitative Methods in Anthropology and Public Healh (5)
Provides theoretical training in qualitative research and in depth training in qualitative data management, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. Focuses on how to frame qualitative research questions, design appropriate research strategies, and integrate qualitative and quantitative methods in research designs in public health. Offered: jointly with ANTH 519/HSERV 521.

G H 539 Methods, Tools, and Data in Global Health (2) Gakidou
Familiarizes students with current global health issues and their analytical challenges. Introduces analytical methodologies, quantitative concepts, statistical packages applied to global health challenges, and software used in health metrics and evaluations research. (Two weeks). Offered: A.

G H 541 Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health (4-5) Sherr, Wasserheit
Provides an introduction to the emerging field of implementation research by outlining various methods that are applied to improving implementation (including applied engineering, management tools, health systems, and policy research), and using experiential case studies from global health leaders. Addresses barriers to effective replication and scale-up in local settings. Offered: Sp.

G H 543 Global Health Pharmacy: Medicines, Practice, and Policy (2) Garrison, Stergachis
Introduces the critical role of pharmaceuticals in addressing the major diseases affecting persons in resource-limited settings, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Addresses the wide range of relevant issues, including burden of disease, human resource capacity, regulation, drug safety/pharmoacovigilance, drug distribution, pharmaeconomics, financing, intellectual property, and drug trade policies. Offered: W.

G H 544 Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries (3) D. DENNO
Emphasizes critical health problems of women and children in developing countries in social, economic, and cultural contexts. Practical approaches to developing MCH programs shared via lecture/discussions, exercises, and small group work. Students acquire skills in baseline assessment, setting objectives, planning and evaluating interventions, and involving communities. Offered: jointly with HSERV 544.
Instructor Course Description: Donna M. Denno

G H 545 Child Health in Developing Countries ([0-3]-, max. 3) Denno
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. Offered: Sp.

G H 553 Reproductive Health, Population and Development (2)
Provides students with an introduction to demographic conditions in Third World countries and an understanding of the consequences of rapid population growth on health and the environment. The context and effectiveness of family planning programs is a major focus.

G H 555 Nutrition in Developing Countries (3) Gorstein
Introduces issues of nutrition in developing countries, with an emphasis on the control and prevention of under nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. Offered: jointly with NUTR 555; Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Jonathan L. Gorstein

G H 556 Global Mental Health (3) Rao
Examines the socio-cultural and political forces that impact assessment, manifestation, and treatment of mental illnesses worldwide. Students take a critical view of diagnostic systems and examine cultural differences in presentation of mental illness. Also reviews treatment practices in low resource settings, cultural-specific communication, and stigma. Offered: Sp.

G H 557 War and Mental Health (1)
Examines the impact of war on mental health in both military and civilian populations. Focuses on posttraumatic stress disorder, including assessment, treatment, epidemiology, and neurobiology. Addresses other psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, brain injury, and psychosocial effects. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with PBSCI 515.

G H 560 Principles of STD/HIV Research (3) Graham, Winer
Provides MD and PhD fellows and graduate students with a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge in specific areas of STD/HIV research, including study design, laboratory methods, production of instruments for data collection, and methods for data analysis. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

G H 561 Tropical Medicine (1)
Intended for professional health science students interested in learning the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of disease conditions that are more commonly seen in less-developed countries, resource-limited settings, or tropical climates, and how to diagnose, treat, and follow the resolution of these diseases with commonly limited resources. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with MED 561; Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Paul S. Pottinger Paul S. Pottinger

G H 562 AIDS: A Multidisciplinary Approach (2) Farquhar
Comprehensive overview of the public health, clinical, and laboratory aspects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and disease. Topics include the pathogenesis, natural history, and management of HIV infections. The impact of HIV/AIDS on community and global healthcare and prospects for prevention and control. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with EPI 530/MED 530; A.

G H 563 HIV/STI Prevention Research Methods (3) Baeten
Focuses on current research and implementation of HIV/STI prevention (biomedical, behavioral, and public health interventions). Includes analyzing strength of research evidence to support candidate interviews, understanding key features of clinical trial design, and applying appropriate/feasible interventions for specific settings and populations. Offered: jointly with EPI 549; Sp.

G H 564 HIV and STIs in Women and Children (3) John-Stewart
Examines the emerging global public health crisis and the plight of women and children with HIV/STIs. Reviews targeted approached pertaining to women and children and their vulnerability to HIV/STIs. Offered: jointly with EPI 507/OB GYN 590; Sp.

G H 565 Diseases of Public Health Importance and Strategies for their Control (3)
Public Health perspective of major disease of national and global importance. Discussion of origins, establishment, progression, and pathogenesis of diseases. Importance of immunological, intercellular and external factors, and strategies of disease prevention. Requires a grounding in cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, and immunology. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with PABIO 550; Sp.

G H 566 Biochemistry and Genetics of Pathogens and Their Hosts (4)
Provides a strong foundation in biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics for students interested in disease. Principles illustrated through examples focusing on pathogens, and infectious and non-infectious disease. Prerequisite: undergraduate-level coursework in molecular biology or biochemistry, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with PABIO 551; A.

G H 571 Essential of Clinical Care and Capacity Building in Low Income Countries (2) Pak-Gorstein, Zunt
An interdisciplinary case-based forum of presentations by local and international lecturers and class discussions on realities of providing healthcare in low-income settings. Covers issues in prevention, socioeconomic underpinnings, management of medical and surgical conditions, and sustainable strategies to build capacity. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Suzinne Pak-Gorstein

G H 572 Global Health Fieldwork: Preparation, Integration, Reentry (2) Graham
Prepares students for community-based global health experiences, and provides them the opportunity to share, discuss, and reflect on these experiences after returning to the United States. Explores the problems and promise of current global health strategies. Prerequisite: participation in International Health Opportunities Program or similar experience. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

G H 573 Clinical Management of HIV (2-3) Kim
Provides in-depth case-based training on the diagnosis and clinical management of HIV and associated conditions. Includes interactive format with speakers who have experience in both resource-rich and resource-limited settings. Offered: jointly with CONJ 553; W.
Instructor Course Description: Hyang N Kim

G H 575 Integrated Residency Global Health Leadership (3) Farquhar, Roxby
One-month rotation course for residents integrated in career in global health. Designed to teach residents the skills necessary to become future leaders in this field. Comprised of several different components, including field visits to local global health organizations, lectures, and small group case-based discussions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

G H 580 Global Health Doctoral Seminar: Biology, Systems, and Measurement (2, max. 8) Gakidou, Lukehart, Sherr
Examines the most critical issues in global health and currently available solutions. Introduces complementary perspectives of pathobiology, metrics, and implementation science to build a multidisciplinary understanding of these issues, including effective and appropriate strategies for their control.

G H 590 Selected Topics in Global Health (1-5, max. 15)
Focuses on topics relevant to global health. Offered: AWSpS.
Instructor Course Description: Brandon L Guthrie Emmanuela Gakidou Lucy A. Perrone Rachel A Katzenellenbogen

G H 592 Program Seminars (1-6, max. 6)
Addresses specific educational needs of students within the Department of Global Health. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

G H 593 MPH Workshop (1, max. 3) Rao
Introduces students to the issues involved in conceptualizing and completing thesis projects and the various international health organizations and faculty members available as resources to projects. Prerequisite: first-year Global Health MPH students. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Amy Hagopian

G H 595 Master's Practicum (1-6, max. 6)
Supervised practice experience providing an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in a setting of relevance to global health. Prerequisite: permission of faculty adviser. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

G H 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.

G H 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.

G H 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*)
Prerequisite: permission of Graduate Program Advisor. Offered: AWSpS.