HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and diarrheal disease are the four biggest contributors to the burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa and represent a serious constraint on economic growth. They kill nearly 4 million African adults and children annually. Readings from the public health, economic and medical literature will focus on the main debates surrounding policy interventions to combat these diseases. The class will examine and evaluate the evidence on the nature of these diseases and the effectiveness of current interventions in Africa and other parts of the developing world. Thro
Stories of successful business ventures from PharmD and PhD graduates of the College of Pharmacy abound! This team-based short course will engage graduate and professional students in understanding and applying the basics of starting or operating a successful new business in any pharmacy discipline, including ventures based on new drugs, new delivery systems, community pharmacy, and/or pharmacy healthcare. Topics will include business fundamentals, intellectual property, marketing, regulatory issues, and more.
Introduction to diseases and transmission characteristics, and the descriptive epidemiology of infectious agents. This course will help students to understand the theoretical basis of pathogen transmission and what factors determine patterns of disease occurrence. Students will learn how to apply this understanding to disease prevention and control.
This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the major issues of public health in the United States, although issues of global health will be considered as well. We will examine environmental, social and ethic determinants of public health, and how they may be altered.
This course is a social work foundation offering in methods for macro practice, specifically community organization, management, and policy advocacy. It is partly survey in nature, touching on a range of methods, strategies and skills. It provides an appreciation of the historical and contemporary importance of these social work methods. The relevance of these methods to diverse populations and identities is addressed. Aspects of culturally sensitive and socially just practice are emphasized.
Advances in genetics and genomics research are rapidly presenting both great opportunities and complex challenges for public health. In order for the potential benefits of genetic research to be realized (and unintended harms minimized), numerous issues relevant to health behavior and health education (HBHE) will need to be addressed.
This course is an advanced-level seminar on the concepts, methods and problem areas addressed by pharmaceutical/health services research as a field of inquiry. The focus of the course is on the development and critique of a health services research proposal.
This course will analyze U.S. policies and programs concerning alcohol and other drugs. Changing definitions of use, misuse, and dependency, and the socio-legal history of use patterns will be studied. Attention will be given to issues arising at different stages in the life cycle. The politics and economics of drug and alcohol industries, control legislation, and funding of services will be considered.
Demography, defined as the scientific study of human populations, is often of fundamental importance to policy design. This course provides a formal treatment of core population topics in the context of public policy with an emphasis on public health. We will cover the determinants of health in large population, social inequalities, migration, fertility, and population aging. The course will take a case-based format and will consist of formal lectures and group activities.
The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of reproductive health, in the USA and internationally. The course will introduce students to historical trends in the global burden of reproductive ill-health, the social ecology of reproductive risk, clinical health practice, and current controversies in policy and practice. Through a comparative look at reproductive health needs (e.g.