Donna M. Denno
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.
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.
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%