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.

Egger, Joseph Park, Lawrence 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.

Gerardo, Charles Staton, Catherine 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 CULANTH 660 AAAS 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 ENVIRON 524 EOS 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 CULANTH 611S PSY 611

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 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.

Pan, William Woods, Chris GRAD Only FALL 2018 MSC: Elective
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 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 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
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.

Staton, Catherine Gerardo, Charles 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.

Taylor, Steve Tillekeratne, L Gayani 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.

Park, Lawrence Turner, Elizabeth 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 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
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 CULANTH 611S PSY 611

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
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
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 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
EOS 524
Water Quality Health

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 2016 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 690
Special Topics: Economics of Global Health

No course description available

Sloan, Frank UG/GRAD SPRING 2016 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: 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 2016 PhD: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: 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 FALL 2016 PhD: Core
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 2016 MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
PhD: Elective
MSC: Elective
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 FALL 2016 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 761S
Was: GLHLTH
Demographic Measures and Concepts

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 2016 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 UG/GRAD FALL 2016 MAJOR: Senior Seminar
GLHLTH 530S
Was: GLHLTH 250
Introductory Demographic Measures and Concepts

This is an introductory course in demographic concepts, measures and techniques. The primary objective is to learn how demographers measure population change, mortality, morbidity, fertility, marriage, divorce, and migration. The course also illustrates the 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. The understanding of the materials is aided by a series of problem sets which are designed to help students learn to apply demographic methods.

Merli, Maria-Giovanna UG/GRAD FALL 2016 MSC: Elective
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Methods
MAJOR: Focused Study
GLHLTH 660
Was: GLHLTH 223S
Global Mental Health
Crosslisted as 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 2016 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: 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 2016 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.

Woods, Chris GRAD Only FALL 2016 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 2016 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 2016 MSC: Core
PhD: Methods
GLHLTH 538
Was: GLHLTH 238
Global Environmental Health: Economics and Policy

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 FALL 2016 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
MSC: Methods
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.
Boyd, David UG/GRAD SPRING 2016 MAJOR: Senior Seminar
PUBPOL 580S
Was: PUBPOL 264S
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. 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.

Jeuland, Marc UG/GRAD SPRING 2016 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: 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.
Green, Eric UG/GRAD SPRING 2016 MAJOR: Senior Seminar
GLHLTH 637
Was: GLHLTH 237S
Population and Environmental Dynamics and Human Health
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 637

Course examines population, health and environment (PHE) dynamics with focus on interactions in developing or transition economies. Theoretical and empirical approaches governing PHE dynamics from multidisciplinary perspectives, including geography, public health/epidemiology, demography, and economics. Students will obtain experience in design and analysis of PHE studies, and epidemiology of vector-born, chronic and enteric infections.

Pan, William UG/GRAD SPRING 2015 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
MSC: Methods
PUBPOL 642S
Was: PUBPOL 213
Designing Innovation for Global Health

In this age of globalization, the expectations of life-saving technologies cross borders readily, but the introduction and adaptation of these technologies in resource-limited settings often lag behind. While we often think of technologies such as AIDS drugs, there are many appropriate technologies that are potentially transformative for improving local health--making water potable, cookstoves more efficient and less polluting, and diagnostics more available in local clinics. Behind each of these technologies, there are innovators, sometimes publicly funded researchers, other times private companies, often social entrepreneurs. In this course, students will critically examine the policy and philanthropic landscape behind these areas of appropriate technology. Beyond the engineering of these technologies, what is the social engineering of policies that minimize inequity? For example, is potable water best tackled with an innovation that serves the needs of an individual (e.g., Life Straw), a group (e.g., solar disinfectant system), or an entire community (e.g., chlorination of a local reservoir). Through the lens of these technologies, students will consider what factors help enable local innovation, from intellectual and financial capital to end-user input and systems for sharing and owning knowledge. What forms of philanthropy—from microcredit and giving circles to donor aid—work best to foster local innovation and to build local capacity? What are the ethical issues involved in introducing technologies, from double standards in quality to donor-recipient relationships? This course seeks to prepare those engaged in such work to consider the policy ramifications of designing innovation for global health.

So, Anthony UG/GRAD SPRING 2015 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
EOS 524
Water Quality Health

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 2015 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
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 2015 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
GLHLTH 590S
Intro to mHealth Vasudevan, Lavanya UG/GRAD SPRING 2015 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
ECON 690-01
Global Health Supply and Organization

The course will begin with an overview of the methods of cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis with specific examples to illustrate how these methodologies have been used to assess specific technologies as well as barriers to their use, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. We then will focus on particular sectors%u2014starting with pharmaceuticals and vaccines followed by inpatient hospital care and ambulatory (outpatient) care. We will then devote an entire section of the course to quality of care, focusing on how it can and has been measured. After students have gained some familiarity with the parts of the health system, we will examine the attractiveness of various models of financing and provision, ranging from private sector financing and provision, mixed private sector and public financing and provision, and a fully public program of financing and provision.

Sloan, Frank UG/GRAD SPRING 2015 MSC: Elective
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 GRAD Only SPRING 2015 MSC: Core
PhD: Methods
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 2015 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 GRAD Only SPRING 2015 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 2015 MSC: Methods
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 2015 PhD: Core
GLHLTH 541S
Organized Compassion

nAlthough charity was historically a part of everyday life, it was not a central part of organized society. Today, however, from the UN agencies to CARE and countless other NGOs, %u201Cthere exists an international humanitarian order.%u201D This course will introduce students to this institutional organization of compassion, while at the same time exploring the %u201Crevolution of moral sentiments%u201D and theology that brought these institutions into being and sustains them. As Barnett says: %u201CIt is impossible to study humanitarianism without being impressed by the importance of religion [as it has been] critical to the origins of humanitarianism and continue to influence its unfolding.%u201D

Toole, David UG/GRAD FALL 2015 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: 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 2015 PhD: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: 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 UG/GRAD FALL 2015 MAJOR: Senior Seminar
GLHLTH 530S
Was: GLHLTH 250
Introductory Demographic Measures and Concepts

This is an introductory course in demographic concepts, measures and techniques. The primary objective is to learn how demographers measure population change, mortality, morbidity, fertility, marriage, divorce, and migration. The course also illustrates the 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. The understanding of the materials is aided by a series of problem sets which are designed to help students learn to apply demographic methods.

Merli, Maria-Giovanna UG/GRAD FALL 2015 MSC: Elective
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Methods
MAJOR: Focused Study
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 FALL 2015 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Methods
ENVIRON 538
Was: ENVIRON 238
Global Environmental Health: Economics and Policy

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 FALL 2015 MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 660
Was: GLHLTH 223S
Global Mental Health

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.

Kohrt, Brandon UG/GRAD FALL 2015 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: 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.

Staff UG/GRAD FALL 2015 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.

Staff GRAD Only FALL 2015 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 2015 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 2015 MSC: Core
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 2015 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.

Schulman, Kevin GRAD Only SPRING 2015 MSC: Core
PhD: 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 UG/GRAD SPRING 2015 MAJOR: Senior Seminar
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 2015 MSC: Elective
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

Woods, Chris GRAD Only SPRING 2015 MSC: Thesis
MSC: Core
GLHLTH 637
Was: GLHLTH 237S
Population and Environmental Dynamics and Human Health
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 637

Course examines population, health and environment (PHE) dynamics with focus on interactions in developing or transition economies. Theoretical and empirical approaches governing PHE dynamics from multidisciplinary perspectives, including geography, public health/epidemiology, demography, and economics. Students will obtain experience in design and analysis of PHE studies, and epidemiology of vector-born, chronic and enteric infections. nnCourse examines population, health and environment (PHE) dynamics with focus on interactions in developing or transition economies. Theoretical and empirical approaches governing PHE dynamics from multidisciplinary perspectives, including geography, public health /epidemiology, demography, and economics. Students will obtain experience in design and analysis of PHE studies, and epidemiology of vector-born, chronic and enteric infections.

Pan, William UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
MSC: Methods
GLHLTH 751
Was: GLHLTH 350
Implementation Research and Health

Implementation Research/Operational Research (IR/OR) studies how to improve uptake, implementation, and translation of research findings into routine and common practices ('know-do' or 'evidence to program' gap); moves results from effectiveness studies and efficacy trials to real-world settings, obtaining information to guide scale-up; helps implementers apply lessons from a program in one context to developing a similar program in a similar environment. Course covers: framework of IR/OR; methods of identifying program implementation problems; how to organize and develop an IR/OR proposal; main study design, research methods, data collection and analysis used in IR/OR; approaches to capacity building for IR/OR in developing countries. IR/OR: studies how to improve uptake, implementation, and translation of research findings into routine and common practices ('know-do' or 'evidence to program' gap); moves results from effectiveness studies and efficacy trials to real-world settings, obtaining information to guide scale-up; helps implementers apply lessons from a program in one context to developing a similar program in a similar environment. Course covers: framework of IR/OR; methods of identifying program implementation problems; how to organize and develop an IR/OR proposal; main study design, research methods, data collection and analysis used in IR/OR; approaches to capacity building for IR/OR in developing countries.

Tang, Shenglan GRAD Only SPRING 2014 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Methods
PhD: Elective
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. nProvides 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.

Green, Eric UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
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. nModular 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 GRAD Only SPRING 2014 MSC: Core
PhD: Methods
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 2014 PhD: Methods
MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
EOS 524
Water Quality Health

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 2014 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 590S
Intro to mHealth Staff UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
ENVIRON 642
Air Pollution: From Sources to Health Effects

nBoth urban outdoor air pollution and household indoor air pollution contribute significantly to global burden of disease. Course covers fundamentals about how major air pollutants are generated and transported in the atmosphere and how these pollutants affect human health. Relevant exposure assessment, toxicology and epidemiology case studies are discussed. Prerequisites: general chemistry; introductory-level statistics.

Zhang, Jim UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MSC: Elective
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.

Green, Eric UG/GRAD FALL 2014 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 2014 PhD: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
GLHLTH 671
African Health Systems, NGOs, and GH

Explores complex institutional environment of African health systems, emphasizing NGOs. Weaves together: (1) social, political, economic context of Africa; (2) origins/current condition of African health systems; (3) evolution of NGOs in these systems, and in global health and international development; (4) transitions in global health governance from WHO in the 1940s to complex actors of today; (5) role of primary health care in global health, from 1978 Alma Ata Declaration to primary healthcare packages in country plans. Topics pursued in historical and contemporary terms through team projects, case studies focused on health systems and institutional actors in representative countries.

Toole, David UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
PUBPOL 590S
Was: PUBPOL 264S.32
Special Topics- Seminar Healthcare in Developing Countries

In this age of globalization, the expectations of life-saving technologies cross borders readily, but the introduction and adaptation of these technologies in resource-limited settings often lag behind. While we often think of technologies such as AIDS drugs, there are many appropriate technologies that are potentially transformative for improving local health – making water potable, cookstoves more efficient and less polluting, and diagnostics more available in local clinics. Behind each of these technologies, there are innovators, sometimes publicly funded researchers, other times private companies, often social entrepreneurs.
In this course, students will critically examine the policy and philanthropic landscape behind these areas of appropriate technology. Beyond the engineering of these technologies, what is the social engineering of policies that minimize inequity? For example, is potable water best tackled with an innovation that serves the needs of an individual (e.g., Life Straw), a group (e.g., solar disinfectant system), or an entire community (e.g., chlorination of a local reservoir). Through the lens of these technologies, students will consider what factors help enable local innovation, from intellectual and financial capital to end-user input and systems for sharing and owning knowledge. What forms of philanthropy – from microcredit and giving circles to donor aid – work best to foster local innovation and to build local capacity? What are the ethical issues involved in introducing technologies, from double standards in quality to donor-recipient relationships? This course seeks to prepare those engaged in such work to consider the policy ramifications of designing innovation for global health.

Martin-Staple, Anne UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
PUBPOL 724
Was: PUBPOL 383E.01
Politics of International Aid in Low-Income Countries

The effectiveness of aid in low-income countries has been the subject of intense debate.The course will examine the context and objectives of international aid, the record and lessons, and recent efforts and proposals for change within the international community. There is a special (but not exclusive) focus on Africa, since more robust growth and poverty reduction on that continent are at the center of the aidneffectiveness debate. In this exploration of the politics of aid, attention will be focused on the principal stakeholders, their motivations, and the quality of interaction among the various players (Governments, NGOs, bilateral donors, and multilateral institutions), along with the bottom line whether aid is resulting in poverty reduction in low income countries. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with recent literature on the topic, key debates surrounding aid effectiveness, the policies and actions of different donors, and recent proposals and measures aimed at improving development assistance. The course is primarily a group discussion, with occasional mini-lectures, student presentations, debates, case studies, two papers, and a final simulation.

Pomerantz, Phyllis GRAD Only FALL 2014 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 FALL 2014 PhD: Core
GENOME 508S
Global Health and Genomics

Explores the origins of, and current developments in global genomics research. Examples of genomics research and its applications with global health from medicine, agriculture, and environmental sciences. Students will gain familiarity with underlying science, critically analyze ethical, legal and social issues that arise in conduct of genomic research and policies surrounding design and conduct of genomic research, especially in developing countries and with indigenous peoples. Explore how design of genomic research and its commercialization affect access to products and services in the context of global health disparity. Familiarity with basic concepts of genetics and genomics preferred.

Chandrasekharan, Subhashini UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
PUBPOL 598
Economic Growth and Development Policy

Basic principles and policy issues in the study of economic growth and development. The roles of physical, natural and human capital, technological innovation, productivity improvements and institutions in explaining patterns andncauses of variations in growth and development performance of countries. Effects on growth and development of many current policy issues including HIV-AIDs, financial crises, foreign aid and investment, debt burdens and forgiveness, corruption and governance. Prerequisite: Public Policy Studies 302.

Fernholz, Fernando UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
ECON 690-01
Global Health Supply and Organization

The course will begin with an overview of the methods of cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis with specific examples to illustrate how these methodologies have been used to assess specific technologies as well as barriers to their use, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. We then will focus on particular sectors%u2014starting with pharmaceuticals and vaccines followed by inpatient hospital care and ambulatory (outpatient) care. We will then devote an entire section of the course to quality of care, focusing on how it can and has been measured. After students have gained some familiarity with the parts of the health system, we will examine the attractiveness of various models of financing and provision, ranging from private sector financing and provision, mixed private sector and public financing and provision, and a fully public program of financing and provision.

Sloan, Frank UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
GLHLTH 780
Environmental Exposure Analysis

People are exposed to chemical contaminants on a daily basis, and sometimes these exposures can lead to an increased risk of developing health problems. To fully evaluate risks from these exposures, it is critical that chemical exposure levels are adequately measured and evaluated. This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of environmental exposures, and explore different routes by which people are exposed to contaminants through our daily lives and behavior. Introductions to various experimental techniques used to measure exposure will be reviewed and discussed. Statistical approaches used to evaluate variables contributing to exposure will also be explored. After completion of this course, students should have a thorough understanding of how to develop an effective exposure assessment experiment, and how to use various mathematical models to quantify this exposure.

Zhang, Jim Stapleton, Heather GRAD Only FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
PhD: Methods
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.

Kohrt, Brandon UG/GRAD FALL 2014 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.

Woods, Chris GRAD Only FALL 2014 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.

Sullivan, Kristen GRAD Only FALL 2014 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.

Park, Lawrence Turner, Elizabeth GRAD Only FALL 2014 MSC: Core
PhD: Methods
ENVIRON 538
Was: ENVIRON 238
Global Environmental Health: Economics and Policy
Crosslisted as GLHLTH 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.

Jeuland, Marc UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
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 FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Methods
BIOLOGY 554
Was: BIOLOGY 274-01
Genomic Perspectives on Human Evolution

Human evolutionary history as studied from the perspective of the genome. Nature of contemporary genomic data and how they are interpreted in the context of the fossil record, comparative anatomy, psychology, and cultural studies. Examination of both the origin of modern humans as a distinct species and subsequent migration across the world. Emphasis on language, behavior, and disease susceptibility as traits of particular evolutionary interest. Prerequisite: Biology 118 or equivalent course. Instructor: Wray

Wray, Gregory UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
ENVIRON 501
Was: ENVIRON 212
Environmental Toxicology

Study of environmental contaminants from a broad perspective encompassing biochemical, ecological, and toxicological principles and methodologies. Discussion of sources, environmental transport and transformation phenomena, accumulation in biota and ecosystems. Impacts at various levels of organization, particularly biochemical and physiological effects. Prerequisites: organic chemistry and vertebrate physiology or consent of instructor. Instructor: Di Giulio. 3 units.

Meyer, Joel UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
ENVIRON 535
Was: ENVIRON 235
Air Quality Management

Types, sources, effects of air pollutants. Regulatory framework emphasizing the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and federal, state, local agency implementation. Application of risk assessment, technology, market incentives to air management. Scientific, policy aspects of acid deposition, global climate change, indoor air, mobile sources control. Dispersion modeling, exposure assessment. Instructor: Vandenberg. 3 units.

Vandenberg, John UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
PUBPOL 820
Was: PUBPOL 320
Globalization and Governance

Seminar explores economic, political, and social aspects of globalization and their implications for public policy making in the twenty-first century. Focus on issues of governance, particularly international cooperation, the design of international organizations, and the role of international NGOs. Policy areas include international trade and finance, environment, security, human rights, media and communications, and international development.

Jentleson, Bruce GRAD Only FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
NURSING 502
Was: NURSING 502
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Provides the student the opportunity to incorporate health promotion and disease prevention assessment and intervention into the health of clients across the life span. Applying the principles of health education, the course prepares students to use the tools and skills necessary to provide health promotion and disease
prevention services to individuals, families, groups, and communities. The definition of health and the factors that impact an individual's or group's health framework is the basis for understanding health maintenance interventions. 3 credits.

Staff UG/GRAD FALL 2014 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.

Course Notes
Course number was GLHLTH 255S prior to spring 2010. Course is no longer offered as a seminar.
Boyd, David UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MAJOR: Senior Seminar
PUBPOL 580S
Was: PUBPOL 264S
Water, Cooperation, and Conflict
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 543S GLHLTH 533s

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. 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.

Jeuland, Marc UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: 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. nNutrition problems of developing countries. Epidemiological, biological, behavioral consequences of both overnutrition (obesity) and undernutrition (malnutrition). Emphasizes physiology of infectious disease (HIV, TB, malaria, diarrhea) of children and perinatal health outcomes (fetal loss, low birth weight, HIV transmission, pre-eclampsia) of women and children. Basic principles of nutrition, physical manifestation of nutritional deficiency, and anthropometric assessment (body composition). Strong focus on ethical and political issues relevant to formulation of nutrition policy and programs in developing countries. For graduate students or advanced undergraduates. Service learning course.

Benjamin Neelon, Sara UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
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.

Schulman, Kevin Pate, Muhammad GRAD Only SPRING 2014 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 2014 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
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 2014 MSC: Core
PhD: Elective
PUBPOL 590S
Was: PUBPOL 178
Comparative Health Care Systems

The interaction of historical, political, economic, cultural, legal/ethical, and sociological factors in the organization and operation of health care systems. Emphasis on how cultural values penetrate the social institutions (politics, economics) that determine health care policies and their reception by societal members. Effects of social and technological change on health care systems, comparing their effects across societies with differing histories, cultural values, and economic systems. Major focus on United States, England, Sweden, and other Western societies.

Taylor, Jr., Donald H. UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Foundations - Policy
POLSCI 590S
Was: POLSCI 188
Comparative Health Care Systems

The interaction of historical, political, economic, cultural, legal/ethical, and sociological factors in the organization and operation of health care systems. Emphasis on how cultural values penetrate the social institutions (politics, economics) that determine health care policies and their reception by societal members. Effects of social and technological change on health care systems, comparing their effects across societies with differing histories, cultural values, and economic systems. Major focus on United States, England, Sweden, and other Western societies.

Taylor, Jr., Donald H. UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Foundations - Policy
GLHLTH 590S
Intro to mHealth Staff UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective