Applying Summary Measures of Population Health to Improve Health Systems
- Define measures and approaches to assess the burden of disease in populations
- Examine social and ethical value choices in calculating summary measures of population health and their implications on population health
- Assess approaches to assess the burden of disease at national level and risk factors (metabolic, behavioral and environmental)
- Analyze use of summary measures of population health for policy development, resource allocation for programs and interventions, and planning efficient and equitable health care systems
- Demonstrate effect of globalization on burden of disease at national and global level
- 10% Participation
- 20% Quizzes
- 40% Assignments
- 30% Final Exam
Students are required to complete the following readings prior to the start of the course: Hyder AA, Puvanachandra P, Morrow RH. Chapter 1: Measures of Heallth and Disease in Populations.
Merson MH, Black RE, Mills AJ, eds. Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2012:1-42.
Assignment 2 will be due June 28, 2019