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Global Disease Control Programs and Policies

East Baltimore
4th Term
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
M, W, 10:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

340.601 or 340.751 or 550.694.81 and 550.695.81

Presents the history, social and political context, organization, technical content, funding and evaluation of current, major, global initiatives for disease control. Emphasizes programs focused on health problems of the developing world and includes, initiatives for vaccines and immunization, non-communicable diseases, safe motherhood and reproductive health, malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases, HIV, emerging infectious diseases, TB, tobacco control, nutritional interventions and injury control. Examines the process of policy formulation and resource allocation to international health and disease control.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain how globalization historically and currently impacts the burden, spread and control of infectious and non-communicable diseases.
  2. Explain the development, organization and funding of global disease control programs
  3. Describe programmatic approaches for controlling selected major causes of death and disability in developing countries
  4. Discuss program and policy implementation obstacles and approaches to overcoming them
  5. Critically evaluate the strengths, weaknesses and the sustainability of disease control programs and policies
  6. Describe the core functions of public health and 10 essential services as they relate to global health programs spanning disease, injury and maternal / child health
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% In-class Exercises
  • 10% Reflection
  • 10% Participation
  • 30% Final Paper