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Department of Global Health PUBH 6486 Fall 2020 Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases 2 credits Mondays from 4:10-6pm Residential Graduate Course to be held online in 2020 using Blackboard/2U Instructor Dr. Christopher Mores Science and Engineering Hall, Suite 7550 800 22 nd ST NW Washington, DC 20052 Email: [email protected] Phone: (202) 994-0981 Office Hours: By appointment Instructional Assistants Ms. Lindsay Morton 950 New Hampshire Ave, NW 4 th Floor Washington, DC 20052 Email: [email protected] In-person/Virtual Office Hours: By appointment Course Description This course will review strategies used for the control of infectious diseases with a focus on 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, vaccination programs and methods for analysis of effectiveness; the use of chemotherapy as prevention and treatment tools on a population basis; the role of nutritional 1 of 17 PUBH6486, Fall 2020 Mores Residential 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 2 nd year students. PUBH 6002- Biostatistical Applications for Public Health PUBH 6003- Principles and Practice of Epidemiology Program 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 Number Describe the major types of strategies used to control major infectious diseases. # 2 & 3 Explain historic examples of major successes and failures of such programs. # 1 & 2 Describe 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. # 2 Understand the role of surveillance to monitor disease burden and reductions achieved with control programs. # 2 Understand differences between levels of ambition, ranging from eradication to control.

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