Courses

Graduate Courses

Number Title Instructor Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
GLHLTH 531
Was: GLHLTH 224
Cost-Benefit Analysis for Health & Environmental Policy
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 563 PUBPOL 607

Course considers the importance of economic analysis, or cost-benefit analysis (CBA), for public policy assessments. Specific focus is on health and environmental policy, and the steps in identification / cataloguing, quantification, and monetization of impacts of potential policies and projects. Covers: Economic rationale for CBA; Basic principles for assessing the economic effects of projects; Techniques for valuing health and environmental impacts; Intergenerational/philosophical concerns related to CBA; Social discounting; Risk and uncertainty; Comparisons of CBA with other approaches (i.e. cost effectiveness analysis, multi-objective analysis).

Course Notes
Formerly titled "Economic Analysis for Environment and Public Health"
Jeuland, Marc UG/GRAD SPRING 2018 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Methods
GLHLTH 740
Was: GLHLTH 330
Ethics For Global Health Research

This course will present an overview of practical and theoretical approaches to bioethics from a range of perspectives, including the humanities, law, philosophy, medicine and science. Students will apply various resources, terminology and frameworks to case studies which will prepare them for their own research. The course will include IRB and responsible conduct of research. (2 credits)

Stewart, Kearsley GRAD Only SPRING 2018 MSC: Core
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 750
Was: GLHLTH 340
Health Systems in Developing Countries

This course introduces students to key challenges faced in strengthening of health systems in low and middle income countries. The course will cover a diverse set of topics including an overview of organization of health systems, models of purchasing and providing health care, innovations in financing health care, and issues in service delivery such as quality of care and human resource challenges. Students will learn frameworks and methods employed in the evaluation of health systems. The course will also draw attention to resource allocation problems and various frameworks used to address them. The course will primarily rely on readings from a variety of health policy, economics and other social science journals. Course introduces key challenges faced in strengthening of health systems in low and middle income countries. Topics include: overview of organization of health systems, models of purchasing and providing health care, innovations in financing health care, issues in service delivery such as quality of care and human resource challenges, and frameworks and methods employed in the evaluation of health systems. Course will also draw attention to resource allocation problems and various frameworks used to address them. Readings primarily from health policy, economics and other social science journals. Consent of instructor required.

Tang, Shenglan GRAD Only SPRING 2018 MSC: Core
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 781
Was: GLHLTH 381
Ungraded Research in Global Health

Individual research in a field of special interest, the central goal of which is a substantive paper containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Consent required. Individual research in a field of special interest, the central goal of which is a substantive paper containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Consent required

Thielman, Nathan Watt, Melissa GRAD Only SPRING 2018 MSC: Thesis
MSC: Core
GLHLTH 707
Global Health Research: Quantitative Methods II

Modular course building on Quantitative Methods I. Required module provides common understanding of regression including linear, logistic, and general linear regression, use and interpretation of dichotomous and continuous variables, indicator terms, and interaction terms, and regression diagnostics.

Park, Lawrence Egger, Joseph GRAD Only SPRING 2018 MSC: Core
PhD: Methods
GLHLTH 760
Was: GLHLTH 9287
Program Management and Research Administration in Global Health

Using case examples of international health delivery interventions and research programs the course examines the historical, social and political effects on the application of program management and research administration skills which include: accounting/finance/budget, project management, operations and performance management, organizational relationships and structure, interpersonal and group interactions, communications (oral, writing; social and digital media), monitoring and evaluation, business and applied research ethics.

Moe, Jeffrey GRAD Only SPRING 2018 MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 772
Global Health Research: Qualitative Field Methods

Course builds on material from GLHLTH702, but narrows focus to (1) qualitative field methods and 2) theories of the mixed method approach. A field-based, applied course designed to help students choose the qualitative field methods that best fit their project. Students will develop basic qualitative skills practiced by social sciences: ethnographic description, participant observation, interviewing. In addition, the course will introduce time allocation diaries and fieldnotes. Will discuss methods for collecting, analyzing, integrating, and reporting data from multiple sources. Finally, we will engage in ethical analysis as a core theme that unifies all stages of research

Stewart, Kearsley GRAD Only SPRING 2018 PhD: Methods
MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 773
Global Injury and Injury Prevention

An introduction to the field of injury epidemiology and injury prevention. Prominent types of injury are very different in different settings and those to be discussed in the course are those related to motor vehicles, assaults, firearms, self-injurious behavior and global toxicology. Behavioral, biological, economic and social issues related to the implementation of injury reduction policies will be explored through case studies of specific injury scenarios and interventions. Course will delve into epidemiology, specific research methods and innovative research methods and articles.

Staton, Catherine Gerardo, Charles GRAD Only SPRING 2018 MSC: Elective
MSC: Methods
GLHLTH 774
Program Evaluation for Health
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 774

Covers the principles and tools of evaluation, starting with the evaluation planning process and ending with the dissemination of evaluation results and their use to inform action. Examines different approaches to evaluation (e.g., participatory evaluation), common evaluation designs, and the use of quantitative and qualitative data. Discuss %u201Creal-life%u201D evaluation challenges and explore current debates and developments in the field, utilizing examples of actual evaluations of health-related programs and policies (both domestic and international). For the course project, learners will work with local organizations to help the latter enhance their evaluation capacity.

Silberberg, Mina GRAD Only SPRING 2018 MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 777
Was: GLHLTH 5839
Infectious Disease Epidemiology in Global Settings-- Surveillance, Prevention, and Control

Focus on communicable diseases in global settings, spanning individual level of diagnosis & treatment of infectious cases to population-level disease surveillance, prevention & control. Examines relationships between infectious disease & environmental health, including veterinary health. Expands upon topics introduced in MSc-GH core graduate coursework to build towards integrated understanding of infectious disease epidemiology. Three modules: 1) Foundations in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 2) Disease Surveillance & Prevention, 3) Disease Treatment & Control. Course taught exclusively on-line. Open to graduate students at Duke and DKU only.

Prudhomme - O'Meara, Wendy Taylor, Steve GRAD Only SPRING 2018 MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 870S
Global Health Doctoral Certificate Seminar

This seminar is required for the Global Health Doctoral Certificate. Its contents will vary by semester but may include a combination of journal club, discussions with experts at Duke or external visitors, research presentations, and dissertation discussions.

Sikkema, Kathleen GRAD Only SPRING 2018 PhD: Core
GLHLTH 672
Health in the African Diaspora
Crosslisted as AAAS 660 CULANTH 660

Exposes and explores the individual and joint contributions of biological and non-biological factors to health and wellbeing in peoples from various regions and countries of the African Diaspora. The course draws on a variety of disciplines, modes of inquiry, and health problems in comparative analyses of genetic, historical, political, and sociocultural dimensions of the African Diaspora. The content of the course is not limited to the transatlantic African Diaspora, includes other African Diaspora streams.

Royal, Charmaine UG/GRAD SPRING 2018 MINOR: Elective
MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
GLHLTH 570S
mHealth in LMICs

Mobile phones are catalyzing the delivery of health services and information in low- and middle-income countries. Due to global pervasiveness of mobile phones, this mobile health (mHealth) revolution has become a centerpiece in efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals, especially universal healthcare. This course will provide an introduction to mHealth and follow the mHealth lifecycle - from design to deployment - with a strong focus on developing sustainable applications that can be integrated within national health systems in developing countries. Students will be introduced to concepts such as user centered design, system architecture, business models, and mobile data privacy.

Vasudevan, Lavanya UG/GRAD SPRING 2018 MSC: Elective
MSC: Methods
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
GLHLTH 700
Global Health Field Research

Provides preparation for global health fieldwork for MSc Global Health students. Students will develop critical skills, knowledge, and reflective insights to manage the multiple aspects of fieldwork. Open only to first year students in MSc-GH program. Consent of Director of Graduate Studies required.

Watt, Melissa GRAD Only SPRING 2018 MSC: Core
GLHLTH 534
Water Quality Health
Crosslisted as EOS 524 ENVIRON 524

Explore basic concepts of water quality and human health with focus on the global water cycle, global water demand and availability, chemical properties of water, contaminants in water, health implications, and environmental isotope hydrology. Highlights relationships between human activities, water scarcity, water quality degradation, and ecological and health consequences. Addresses some policy implications related to conflicts over water resources and impact of energy production on water resources. Prerequisites: prior knowledge of introductory calculus and chemistry or consent of instructor.

Vengosh, Avner UG/GRAD SPRING 2018 MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 755
Was: GLHLTH 5833
Global Health Policy

In-depth inquiry on how to narrow the gap between global health evidence and practical action and policy making on the ground. Examination of the complex ways in which global health policies are formed, shaped, and implemented. How key actors in global health can be identified, and how their power and influence can be analyzed. The contextual factors and processes that affect policy making. Top-down, bottom-up and mixed approaches to actual implementation of global health policies. The relationship between researchers and policymakers. Theories, tools, and frameworks for becoming a "policy entrepreneur," able to bridge the research-to-policy divide. Case studies. Case-based competition. Instructor: Yamey

Yamey, Gavin GRAD Only SPRING 2018 MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 560
Program Management and Research Administration in Global Health

Using case examples of international health delivery interventions and research programs the course examines the historical, social and political effects on the application of program management and research administration skills which include: accounting/finance/budget, project management, operations and performance management, organizational relationships and structure, interpersonal and group interactions, communications (oral, writing; social and digital media), monitoring and evaluation, business and applied research ethics.

Moe, Jeffrey UG/GRAD SPRING 2018 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
GLHLTH 660
Was: GLHLTH 223S
Global Mental Health
Crosslisted as PSY 611 CULANTH 611S

Examination of global mental health from perspectives of culture, public health, epidemiology, human rights, policy, and intervention. Disciplines include cross-cultural psychiatry, medical anthropology, public mental health, and economics. Topics include ethics, stigma, cross-cultural classification of mental health, ethnopsychology, trauma, violence, disasters, and displacement. Populations include children, ethnic minorities, refugees, survivors of complex emergencies, and persons with chronic disease. Course highlights mixed-methods approaches to research and intervention evaluation. Designed for graduate students & advanced undergraduates. Prior research methods course recommended.

Green, Eric UG/GRAD FALL 2018 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
GLHLTH 701
Was: GLHLTH 310
Global Health Challenges

Course introduces major global health problems and social, behavioral, economic, biomedical and environmental determinants of health in resource limited settings. Topics include communicable diseases i.e. HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and common childhood diseases; chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mental health; and determinants of health associated with these diseases, such as poverty, gender imbalance, culture, poor environmental sanitation, malnutrition, tobacco use, and climate change. Other topics may include health promotion, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and disaster preparedness.

Boyd, David GRAD Only FALL 2018 MSC: Core
PhD: Core
GLHLTH 702
Was: GLHLTH 321
Global Health Research: Design and Practice

Course provides a foundation in study design, research question development, field implementation, measurement, validity and reliability. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches are examined. Students build critical skills in reading, interpreting and synthesizing scientific literature. The selection of appropriate measurements and survey development is emphasized and issues in field implementation explored.

Green, Eric GRAD Only FALL 2018 MSC: Core
GLHLTH 705
Was: GLHLTH 320
Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Global Health

Course introduces principles of epidemiology, including disease frequency measures; measures of association; observational, experimental, and quasi-experimental study designs; validity -- confounding, selection bias, measurement error; reliability. Course interweaves introductory biostatistics for continuous and categorical variables. Course has a data analysis lab section in which students walk through a guided data analysis on a provided data set, such as Demographic and Health Surveys.

Turner, Elizabeth GRAD Only FALL 2018 MSC: Core
PhD: Methods
GLHLTH 781
Was: GLHLTH 381
Ungraded Research in Global Health

Individual research in a field of special interest, the central goal of which is a substantive paper containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Consent required. Individual research in a field of special interest, the central goal of which is a substantive paper containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Consent required

Thielman, Nathan Watt, Melissa GRAD Only FALL 2018 MSC: Thesis
MSC: Core
GLHLTH 571
Introduction to Maternal and Child Health

Provides solid foundation in global perspectives on maternal and child health research, practice, and policy. Utilize case analysis to examine critical health challenges facing women, children, providers, and policymakers in some of the world's most vulnerable communities. Course designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Baumgartner, Joy Noel UG/GRAD FALL 2018 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 771
Was: GLHLTH 371
One Health: From Philosophy to Practice

Interdisciplinary course introducing construct of One Health as increasingly important to a holistic understanding of prevention of disease and maintenance of health. Includes discussion of bidirectional impact of animal health on human health, impact of earth’s changing ecology on health. Learning objectives include 1) to describe how different disciplines contribute to the practice of One Health, 2) to creatively design interdisciplinary interventions to improve Global Health using a One Health model. Course will include weekly 2-hour multi-campus seminar off-site at NC Biotechnology Center with on-campus discussion section using case studies to supplement the seminar.
Interdisciplinary course introducing construct of One Health as increasingly important to a holistic understanding of prevention of disease and maintenance of health. Includes discussion of bidirectional impact of animal health on human health, impact of earth¿s changing ecology on health. Learning objectives include 1) to describe how different disciplines contribute to the practice of One Health, 2) to creatively design interdisciplinary interventions to improve Global Health using a One Health model. Course will include weekly 2-hour multi-campus seminar off-site at NC Biotechnology Center with on-campus discussion section using case studies to supplement the seminar.

Woods, Chris Pan, William GRAD Only FALL 2018 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 641
Non-Communicable Diseases

Course will provide an overview of the recent (mid-20th century to the present) trends in non-communicable disease epidemiology. Focus on four major non-communicable disease categories as separate modules: cardiovascular, oncologic, diabetic and pulmonary diseases. Case studies used to highlight selected geographic differences. By using lectures, assigned readings and classroom discussion the course aims to provide the student with a firm understanding of the shifting disease burden and the landscape of stakeholders and interventions to prevent the same.

Bloomfield, Gerald UG/GRAD FALL 2018 PhD: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
GLHLTH 673S
Global Surgical Care

nLack of access to surgical care threatens the health of people throughout the world’s poorest regions, and impacts all areas of health care. This seminar will address issues surrounding the delivery of surgical and anesthesia care in low- and middle income countries for students and clinical trainees in global health. This course will focus on surgical care delivery and management; workforce, training, and education; and economics and finance. The content of this course will be based on the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery report and support materials. The format will be a weekly seminar, readings, and case studies. Instructor: Rice

Rice, Henry UG/GRAD FALL 2018 MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
PhD: Elective
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 710
Was: GLHLTH 709
Intermediate Epidemiology

This course covers in-depth topics in epidemiology with a focus on the global health context. The course textbook is "Epidemiology: Beyond the Basic" by Moyses Szklo and Javier Nieto. The textbook will be supplemented with publications selected from the epidemiologic, clinical, nutritional and other literature. Topics covered include epidemiologic study designs, measures of disease occurrence and associations with risk factors, confounding and interaction, time to event data, and methods for causal inference. Course content will focus on epidemiologic concepts. Related statistical concepts will be discussed, but data analysis will not be a focus. Prior epidemiology coursework required. Instructor consent required.

Egger, Joseph GRAD Only FALL 2018 MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
PhD: Methods
GLHLTH 758
Case Studies in Data Science

Application of statistical and data science skills to in-depth data analysis projects in global health. Principled use and interpretation of modern tools, including data wrangling and munging, visualization, exploratory analysis, predictive modeling, and inference using modern statistical software applied to global health data. Emphasis on communication of analysis results both technically and non-technically via presentations and written reports. Students must have access to data for course project.

Prerequisite: GLHLTH 705.

Herring, Amy GRAD Only FALL 2018 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 761S
Was: GLHLTH
Demographic Measures and Concepts
Crosslisted as PUBPOL 840S

Introduction to demographic concepts, measures, and techniques. Focus on population change, mortality, morbidity, fertility, marriage, divorce, and migration. Illustration of broader application of demographic measurement and techniques to other aspects of society and population health, such as educational attainment, labor force participation, linkages between mortality, morbidity and disability, and health and mortality differentials. Students will also learn how to apply methods discussed

Merli, Maria-Giovanna GRAD Only FALL 2018 MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 770S
Qualitative Data Analysis for GH

Equips students with knowledge and skills to effectively analyze qualitative data in the field of global health. With a foundation in thematic analysis, teaches tools of memo writing, coding, diagramming and matrices to support the synthesis, interpretation and presentation of data in a systematic and rigorous way. NVivo software will be used to organize and manage the analytic process. Students should have previous qualitative coursework and/or qualitative experience. Best suited for students who have a qualitative data set that they are working to analyze toward a specific output (e.g., a publication, Masters thesis or doctoral dissertation).

Watt, Melissa GRAD Only FALL 2018 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 534
Water Quality Health
Crosslisted as ENERGY 524 EOS 524 ENVIRON 524

Explore basic concepts of water quality and human health with focus on the global water cycle, global water demand and availability, chemical properties of water, contaminants in water, health implications, and environmental isotope hydrology. Highlights relationships between human activities, water scarcity, water quality degradation, and ecological and health consequences. Addresses some policy implications related to conflicts over water resources and impact of energy production on water resources. Prerequisites: prior knowledge of introductory calculus and chemistry or consent of instructor.

Vengosh, Avner UG/GRAD FALL 2018 MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 634
Air Quality: Human Exposure and Health Effects
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 604

Looks at how individuals and populations are exposed to air pollution and what adverse health effects the exposure will cause. Covers exposure analysis methods, toxicological and epidemiological studies that examine health effects of air pollution exposure. Students will be prepared to understand concept and major methodologies of analysis for air pollution; how toxicology is used to determine adverse effects of air pollution exposure and underlying biological mechanisms; collect evidence on air pollution health effects in supporting health risk assessment. Prerequisites: general biology, statistics.

Zhang, Jim UG/GRAD FALL 2018 MAJOR: Focused Study
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 635
Critical Readings in Environmental Epidemiology
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 633

This course will provide students a basic introduction to epidemiological methods, skills to understand and critique epidemiological methods, and emerging issues in environmental epidemiology that are reported in epidemiological, public health and medical journals. Students will gain knowledge of study designs and analytical methods used in applied epidemiology, practice designing translational and environmental epidemiological studies, and understand the role of epidemiology in Risk Assessment. Students will also gain experience presenting and providing written commentary (i.e., "Letter to the Editor") of published papers and be given the opportunity to submit their own commentary on current published literature.

Weinhouse, Caren Pan, William UG/GRAD FALL 2018 MSC: Methods
PhD: Methods
PhD: Elective
MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
GLHLTH 538
Was: GLHLTH 238
Global Environmental Health: Economics and Policy
Crosslisted as PUBPOL 582 ENVIRON 538

Social science perspective on global environmental health. Students will learn to identify primary environmental causes of high burden diseases such as malaria, diarrhea, and respiratory infections; describe how to measure socio-economic impacts of global environmental health diseases; discuss key policies to control global environmental health problems based on private prevention and therapeutic behaviors; and propose frameworks to empirically monitor and evaluate global environmental health policies. A sub-module will focus on climate change and water-borne diseases. Prerequisites: Intro course in statistics.

Pattanayak, Subhrendu UG/GRAD SPRING 2018 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
MSC: Methods
ENVIRON 637
Population and Environmental Dynamics Influencing Health

No course description available

Pan, William UG/GRAD SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Methods
GLHLTH 707
Global Health Research: Quantitative Methods II

Modular course building on Quantitative Methods I. Required module provides common understanding of regression including linear, logistic, and general linear regression, use and interpretation of dichotomous and continuous variables, indicator terms, and interaction terms, and regression diagnostics.

Park, Lawrence Egger, Joseph GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Core
PhD: Methods
GLHLTH 755
Was: GLHLTH 5833
Global Health Policy

In-depth inquiry on how to narrow the gap between global health evidence and practical action and policy making on the ground. Examination of the complex ways in which global health policies are formed, shaped, and implemented. How key actors in global health can be identified, and how their power and influence can be analyzed. The contextual factors and processes that affect policy making. Top-down, bottom-up and mixed approaches to actual implementation of global health policies. The relationship between researchers and policymakers. Theories, tools, and frameworks for becoming a "policy entrepreneur," able to bridge the research-to-policy divide. Case studies. Case-based competition. Instructor: Yamey

Yamey, Gavin GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 760
Was: GLHLTH 9287
Program Management and Research Administration in Global Health

Using case examples of international health delivery interventions and research programs the course examines the historical, social and political effects on the application of program management and research administration skills which include: accounting/finance/budget, project management, operations and performance management, organizational relationships and structure, interpersonal and group interactions, communications (oral, writing; social and digital media), monitoring and evaluation, business and applied research ethics.

Moe, Jeffrey GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 772
Global Health Research: Qualitative Field Methods

Course builds on material from GLHLTH702, but narrows focus to (1) qualitative field methods and 2) theories of the mixed method approach. A field-based, applied course designed to help students choose the qualitative field methods that best fit their project. Students will develop basic qualitative skills practiced by social sciences: ethnographic description, participant observation, interviewing. In addition, the course will introduce time allocation diaries and fieldnotes. Will discuss methods for collecting, analyzing, integrating, and reporting data from multiple sources. Finally, we will engage in ethical analysis as a core theme that unifies all stages of research

Stewart, Kearsley GRAD Only SPRING 2017 PhD: Methods
MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 773
Global Injury and Injury Prevention

An introduction to the field of injury epidemiology and injury prevention. Prominent types of injury are very different in different settings and those to be discussed in the course are those related to motor vehicles, assaults, firearms, self-injurious behavior and global toxicology. Behavioral, biological, economic and social issues related to the implementation of injury reduction policies will be explored through case studies of specific injury scenarios and interventions. Course will delve into epidemiology, specific research methods and innovative research methods and articles.

Gerardo, Charles Staton, Catherine GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective
MSC: Methods
GLHLTH 774
Program Evaluation for Health

Covers the principles and tools of evaluation, starting with the evaluation planning process and ending with the dissemination of evaluation results and their use to inform action. Examines different approaches to evaluation (e.g., participatory evaluation), common evaluation designs, and the use of quantitative and qualitative data. Discuss %u201Creal-life%u201D evaluation challenges and explore current debates and developments in the field, utilizing examples of actual evaluations of health-related programs and policies (both domestic and international). For the course project, learners will work with local organizations to help the latter enhance their evaluation capacity.

Silberberg, Mina GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 777
Was: GLHLTH 5839
Infectious Disease Epidemiology in Global Settings-- Surveillance, Prevention, and Control

Focus on communicable diseases in global settings, spanning individual level of diagnosis & treatment of infectious cases to population-level disease surveillance, prevention & control. Examines relationships between infectious disease & environmental health, including veterinary health. Expands upon topics introduced in MSc-GH core graduate coursework to build towards integrated understanding of infectious disease epidemiology. Three modules: 1) Foundations in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 2) Disease Surveillance & Prevention, 3) Disease Treatment & Control. Course taught exclusively on-line. Open to graduate students at Duke and DKU only.

Tillekeratne, L Gayani Taylor, Steve Prudhomme - O'Meara, Wendy GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 670S
Was: GLHLTH 220S - 01
Global Nutrition: Over and Under Nutrition in Developing Countries

Discusses the nutrition problems of developing countries. Reviews epidemiological, biological, and behavioral consequences of both overnutrition (e.g., obesity) and undernutrition (e.g., malnutrition). Emphasizes infectious disease (HIV, TB, malaria, diarrhea) of children and perinatal outcomes (e.g., fetal loss, low birth weight, HIV transmission, pre-eclampsia) of women and children. Strong focus on ethical and political issues relevant to the formulation of nutrition policy and programs in developing countries. Course is designed for graduate students or advanced undergraduates.

Steinberg, Dori UG/GRAD FALL 2017 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 701
Was: GLHLTH 310
Global Health Challenges

Course introduces major global health problems and social, behavioral, economic, biomedical and environmental determinants of health in resource limited settings. Topics include communicable diseases i.e. HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and common childhood diseases; chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mental health; and determinants of health associated with these diseases, such as poverty, gender imbalance, culture, poor environmental sanitation, malnutrition, tobacco use, and climate change. Other topics may include health promotion, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and disaster preparedness.

Boyd, David GRAD Only FALL 2017 MSC: Core
PhD: Core
GLHLTH 702
Was: GLHLTH 321
Global Health Research: Design and Practice

Course provides a foundation in study design, research question development, field implementation, measurement, validity and reliability. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches are examined. Students build critical skills in reading, interpreting and synthesizing scientific literature. The selection of appropriate measurements and survey development is emphasized and issues in field implementation explored.

Green, Eric GRAD Only FALL 2017 MSC: Core
GLHLTH 705
Was: GLHLTH 320
Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Global Health

Course introduces principles of epidemiology, including disease frequency measures; measures of association; observational, experimental, and quasi-experimental study designs; validity -- confounding, selection bias, measurement error; reliability. Course interweaves introductory biostatistics for continuous and categorical variables. Course has a data analysis lab section in which students walk through a guided data analysis on a provided data set, such as Demographic and Health Surveys.

Turner, Elizabeth Park, Lawrence GRAD Only FALL 2017 MSC: Core
PhD: Methods
GLHLTH 571
Introduction to Maternal and Child Health

Provides solid foundation in global perspectives on maternal and child health research, practice, and policy. Utilize case analysis to examine critical health challenges facing women, children, providers, and policymakers in some of the world's most vulnerable communities. Course designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Baumgartner, Joy Noel UG/GRAD FALL 2017 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 641
Non-Communicable Diseases

Course will provide an overview of the recent (mid-20th century to the present) trends in non-communicable disease epidemiology. Focus on four major non-communicable disease categories as separate modules: cardiovascular, oncologic, diabetic and pulmonary diseases. Case studies used to highlight selected geographic differences. By using lectures, assigned readings and classroom discussion the course aims to provide the student with a firm understanding of the shifting disease burden and the landscape of stakeholders and interventions to prevent the same.

Bloomfield, Gerald UG/GRAD FALL 2017 PhD: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
GLHLTH 761S
Was: GLHLTH
Demographic Measures and Concepts
Crosslisted as PUBPOL 840S

Introduction to demographic concepts, measures, and techniques. Focus on population change, mortality, morbidity, fertility, marriage, divorce, and migration. Illustration of broader application of demographic measurement and techniques to other aspects of society and population health, such as educational attainment, labor force participation, linkages between mortality, morbidity and disability, and health and mortality differentials. Students will also learn how to apply methods discussed

Merli, Maria-Giovanna GRAD Only FALL 2017 MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 501
Was: GLHLTH 255
Global Health Capstone

Capstone Course for students in Global Health Certificate and the Global Health Major. Group analysis of a current global health problem/issue. Project involves background research, data acquisition, analysis, writing, and presentation of a substantial research paper/report at an advanced level. Consent of instructor required. Capstone Course for students in Global Health Certificate. Group analysis of a current global health problem/issue. Project involves background research, data acquisition, analysis, writing, and presentation of a substantial research paper/report at an advanced level. Consent of program director required.

Course Notes
Course number was GLHLTH 255S prior to spring 2010. Course is no longer offered as a seminar.
Clements, Dennis Green, Eric UG/GRAD SPRING 2017 MAJOR: Senior Seminar
GLHLTH 750
Was: GLHLTH 340
Health Systems in Developing Countries

This course introduces students to key challenges faced in strengthening of health systems in low and middle income countries. The course will cover a diverse set of topics including an overview of organization of health systems, models of purchasing and providing health care, innovations in financing health care, and issues in service delivery such as quality of care and human resource challenges. Students will learn frameworks and methods employed in the evaluation of health systems. The course will also draw attention to resource allocation problems and various frameworks used to address them. The course will primarily rely on readings from a variety of health policy, economics and other social science journals. Course introduces key challenges faced in strengthening of health systems in low and middle income countries. Topics include: overview of organization of health systems, models of purchasing and providing health care, innovations in financing health care, issues in service delivery such as quality of care and human resource challenges, and frameworks and methods employed in the evaluation of health systems. Course will also draw attention to resource allocation problems and various frameworks used to address them. Readings primarily from health policy, economics and other social science journals. Consent of instructor required.

Schulman, Kevin GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Core
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 771
Was: GLHLTH 371
One Health: From Philosophy to Practice

Interdisciplinary course introducing construct of One Health as increasingly important to a holistic understanding of prevention of disease and maintenance of health. Includes discussion of bidirectional impact of animal health on human health, impact of earth’s changing ecology on health. Learning objectives include 1) to describe how different disciplines contribute to the practice of One Health, 2) to creatively design interdisciplinary interventions to improve Global Health using a One Health model. Course will include weekly 2-hour multi-campus seminar off-site at NC Biotechnology Center with on-campus discussion section using case studies to supplement the seminar.
Interdisciplinary course introducing construct of One Health as increasingly important to a holistic understanding of prevention of disease and maintenance of health. Includes discussion of bidirectional impact of animal health on human health, impact of earth¿s changing ecology on health. Learning objectives include 1) to describe how different disciplines contribute to the practice of One Health, 2) to creatively design interdisciplinary interventions to improve Global Health using a One Health model. Course will include weekly 2-hour multi-campus seminar off-site at NC Biotechnology Center with on-campus discussion section using case studies to supplement the seminar.

Woods, Chris Pan, William GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 660
Was: GLHLTH 223S
Global Mental Health
Crosslisted as PSY 611 CULANTH 611S

Examination of global mental health from perspectives of culture, public health, epidemiology, human rights, policy, and intervention. Disciplines include cross-cultural psychiatry, medical anthropology, public mental health, and economics. Topics include ethics, stigma, cross-cultural classification of mental health, ethnopsychology, trauma, violence, disasters, and displacement. Populations include children, ethnic minorities, refugees, survivors of complex emergencies, and persons with chronic disease. Course highlights mixed-methods approaches to research and intervention evaluation. Designed for graduate students & advanced undergraduates. Prior research methods course recommended.

Kaiser, Bonnie UG/GRAD FALL 2017 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
GLHLTH 709
Intermediate Epidemiology

Intermediate Epidemiology covers in-depth topics in epidemiology with a focus on the global health context. The course textbook is %u201CEpidemiology: Beyond the Basic%u201D by Moyses Szklo and Javier Nieto. The textbook will be supplemented with publications selected from the epidemiologic, clinical, nutritional and other literature. Topics covered in this course include epidemiologic study designs, measures of disease occurrence and associations with risk factors, confounding and interaction, time to event data, and methods for casual interference. Course content will focus on epidemiologic concepts. Related statistical concepts will be discussed, but data analysis will not be a focus.

Egger, Joseph GRAD Only FALL 2017 MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
PhD: Methods
ENVIRON 604
Was: ENVIRON 4692
Air Quality: Human Exposure and Health Effects
Crosslisted as GLHLTH 634

nLooks at how individuals and populations are exposed to air pollution and what adverse health effects the exposure will cause. Covers exposure analysis methods, toxicological and epidemiological studies that examine health effects of air pollution exposure. Students will be prepared to understand concept and major methodologies of analysis for air pollution; how toxicology is used to determine adverse effects of air pollution exposure and underlying biological mechanisms; collect evidence on air pollution health effects in supporting health risk assessment. Prerequisites: general biology, statistics. Instructor: Zhang

Zhang, Jim UG/GRAD FALL 2017 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 635
Critical Readings in Environmental Epidemiology
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 633

This course will provide students a basic introduction to epidemiological methods, skills to understand and critique epidemiological methods, and emerging issues in environmental epidemiology that are reported in epidemiological, public health and medical journals. Students will gain knowledge of study designs and analytical methods used in applied epidemiology, practice designing translational and environmental epidemiological studies, and understand the role of epidemiology in Risk Assessment. Students will also gain experience presenting and providing written commentary (i.e., "Letter to the Editor") of published papers and be given the opportunity to submit their own commentary on current published literature.

Pan, William Weinhouse, Caren UG/GRAD FALL 2017 MSC: Methods
PhD: Methods
PhD: Elective
MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
GLHLTH 710
Was: GLHLTH 709
Intermediate Epidemiology

This course covers in-depth topics in epidemiology with a focus on the global health context. The course textbook is "Epidemiology: Beyond the Basic" by Moyses Szklo and Javier Nieto. The textbook will be supplemented with publications selected from the epidemiologic, clinical, nutritional and other literature. Topics covered include epidemiologic study designs, measures of disease occurrence and associations with risk factors, confounding and interaction, time to event data, and methods for causal inference. Course content will focus on epidemiologic concepts. Related statistical concepts will be discussed, but data analysis will not be a focus. Prior epidemiology coursework required. Instructor consent required.

Egger, Joseph GRAD Only FALL 2017 MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
PhD: Methods
GLHLTH 740
Was: GLHLTH 330
Ethics For Global Health Research

This course will present an overview of practical and theoretical approaches to bioethics from a range of perspectives, including the humanities, law, philosophy, medicine and science. Students will apply various resources, terminology and frameworks to case studies which will prepare them for their own research. The course will include IRB and responsible conduct of research. (2 credits)

Stewart, Kearsley GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Core
PhD: Elective
ENVIRON 633
Critical Readings in Environmental Epidemiology

Basic introduction to epidemiological methods, skills to understand and critique, and emerging issues in environmental epidemiology reported in relevant journals. Students will gain knowledge of study designs and analytical methods used in applied epidemiology, practice designing translational and environmental epidemiological studies, and understand the role of epidemiology in Risk Assessment. Course will include lectures, readings, class discussion, oral presentation and written assignments.

Zhang, Jim UG/GRAD FALL 2017 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 531
Was: GLHLTH 224
Cost-Benefit Analysis for Health & Environmental Policy

Course considers the importance of economic analysis, or cost-benefit analysis (CBA), for public policy assessments. Specific focus is on health and environmental policy, and the steps in identification / cataloguing, quantification, and monetization of impacts of potential policies and projects. Covers: Economic rationale for CBA; Basic principles for assessing the economic effects of projects; Techniques for valuing health and environmental impacts; Intergenerational/philosophical concerns related to CBA; Social discounting; Risk and uncertainty; Comparisons of CBA with other approaches (i.e. cost effectiveness analysis, multi-objective analysis).

Course Notes
Formerly titled "Economic Analysis for Environment and Public Health"
Jeuland, Marc UG/GRAD SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Methods
GLHLTH 533s
Water, Cooperation, and Conflict

Focuses on potential for transboundary water resources-related conflict and cooperation. Discusses water scarcity concepts, natural resource conflict theory, hydro politics, hydro hegemony, water security, water markets and institutions, game theory, and international water law. Other topics include the economics of water and health. Case studies complement the broader course outlook

Course Notes
Crosslisted as Environ 580S
Jeuland, Marc UG/GRAD SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective