[GlobalHealth] SPACE AVAILABLE: Winter Course: Advanced Topics In
dwade at u.washington.edu
Thu Dec 4 13:15:56 PST 2008
Winter Course: Advanced Topics In Global Health
Med 560/G H 505P
OPEN TO ALL GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS
Course Faculty: Beth Rivin and Paula Brentlinger
Contact Daren Wade, dwade at u.washington.edu<mailto:dwade at u.washington.edu> for questions.
The field of "Global Health Studies" is a broad one; both the topics of interest and the methods used to address them are immensely heterogeneous, and often overlap. Thus, the field of global health benefits from the contributions of bench researchers, human-rights activists, biostatisticians, clinicians, policymakers, agronomists, and others; the problems addressed may range from control of a specific disease in a specific site (for example, an isolated outbreak of Ebola virus) to development of a long-term strategy for reduction of inequities in overall mortality burden at the regional or even world level. Effective global health work may require a complex process of problem identification (at both biomedical and policy levels), matching of problems with effective interventions or groups of interventions at local or larger scale, and testing of effectiveness of specific interventions or broader multisectoral strategies.
This course is intended to provide an opportunity for students of the allied health sciences, especially those in public health and medicine, to study selected topics in Global Health. Not everything that is germane to understanding the field of Global Health can be covered in a single elective course, so these topics have been selected because they 1) are relevant to the prevention, detection, or management of important causes of morbidity and mortality in resource-constrained settings, 2) illustrate the successes and challenges of multilevel, multidisciplinary approaches (involving research, practice, and/or policy) to problem definition and problem solution, and 3) involve questions of social justice, ie. Ethics and/or human rights.
* Introduction: Malaria as a problem in science, medicine, policy, and equity
* Malaria, from bench research to cross-border treatment policy: the WARN project
* Disease-disease interactions: When disease-specific interventions may fail
* Malaria-HIV interactions
* International bioethics: clinical and research
* International bioethics, the importance of equipoise: STI/HIV research in sub-Saharan Africa
* Levels of research: Vaccine trials (HIV)
* Levels of research: Operational (HIV)
* Levels of problem definition: Challenges in diagnostics for sick children
* Levels of problem definition: Human rights and special populations (street children)
* Problems with complex causal pathways: TB (MDR and XDR TB)
* Problems with complex causal pathways: TB (in sub-populations: prisoners, HIV-infected persons)
* Occupational Health: lessons in medicine and policy from Cambodia and Nicaragua?
* Determining the effectiveness of interventions: mortality and morbidity
* Determining the effectiveness of interventions: equity
* Health and Human Rights: overview?
Daren Wade, MSW
Director, Global Health Resource Center
Clinical Instructor, Department of Global Health
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific St, HSC Room T-433
Seattle, WA 98195
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