Department of Global HealthPUBH 6486 Fall 2020Global Health Programs and Approachesto the Control of Infectious Diseases2 creditsMondays from 4:10-6pmResidential Graduate Course to be heldonline in 2020 using Blackboard/2UInstructorDr. Christopher MoresScience and Engineering Hall, Suite 7550800 22ndST NWWashington, DC 20052Email: [email protected]Phone: (202) 994-0981Office Hours: By appointmentInstructional AssistantsMs. Lindsay Morton950 New Hampshire Ave, NW4thFloorWashington, DC 20052Email: [email protected]In-person/Virtual Office Hours: By appointmentCourse Description This course will review strategies used for the control of infectious diseases with a focuson the situation in low and middle income countries. We will review and critique the goals, strategies and challenges of major global health intervention programs designed to prevent and control infectious diseases. This will include a historical perspective of achievements to date and the importance of surveillance systems as a core component of effective programs. Intervention strategies covered in this course will include vaccines, including the types and mechanisms of action of various vaccines, vaccinationprograms and methods for analysis of effectiveness; the use of chemotherapy as prevention and treatment tools on a population basis; the role of nutritional 1of 17PUBH6486, Fall 2020MoresResidential Graduate Course
supplementation; environmental approaches to infectious disease control; and combined/integrated approaches that involve multiple interventions and potential benefits.Course Prerequisite(s)This course is prescribed for 2ndyear students.PUBH 6002- Biostatistical Applications for Public HealthPUBH 6003- Principles and Practice of EpidemiologyProgram Competencies 1.Apply multi-disciplinary perspectives to identity, analyze, and address global health challenges.2.Interpret and critique research and best practices to inform the development of evidence-based solutions for global health challenges.3.Explain multilevel determinants of problems in global health and the basis for strategies and interventions.Course Learning Objectives – Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:Meets Competency NumberDescribe the major types of strategies used to control major infectious diseases.# 2 & 3Explain historic examples of major successes and failures of such programs. # 1 & 2Describe the types of vaccines, their mechanisms of action, approaches to measure their effectiveness including pre-licensure clinical trials, vaccine probe studies and Phase IV observational studies.# 2Understand the role of surveillance to monitor disease burden and reductions achieved with control programs.# 2Understand differences between levels of ambition, ranging from eradication to control.