List of Courses Offered

POPULATION & GLOBAL HEALTH COURSES

POPG5001                            Global Health

                                                2 units

The global nature of public health issues across the domains of practice are of growing importance. Chronic disease problems such as obesity and its consequences as well as communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB are of international concern. So too are the health effects of international policies and trade agreements. In addition, public health has a key role to play in disasters such as earthquakes, floods and Tsunami. This course will enable a deeper understanding of a global perspective to non —ancommunicable disease; the inequalities between nations; the impact of the wider environment on health; response to disasters; the role of international bodies.

(Pre-requisite: PBHT5000)

POPG5003                            Remote and Rural Health

                                                2 units

As medicine and technology advances and urbanization continues, the problem of equity and accessibility of the rural population to timely healthcare continues to grow. Students will gain awareness of issues in rural and remote health; understand major measurements of the rural health of population and its determinants; and have the ability to interpret the reasons for rural health variations of the world and its nations.

(Pre-requisite: POPG 5001)

POPG5004                           Global Reproductive Health

                                               2 units

The purpose of this class is to examine reproductive health issues, services, programmes, and policies from an international perspective. The course content will include social, environmental, economic, behavioral, and political factors that affect fertility, and pregnancy outcome, reproductive health, and family planning in developed and developing countries. The 4 areas of focus are: (1) reproductive health issues and trends; (2) interventions and programs to improve reproductive health; (3) measurement and interpretation of reproductive indices; (4) policies that affect reproductive health.

(Pre-requisite: POPG5001 recommended)

POPG5005                            Global Child & Adolescent Health

                                                2 units

 

The purpose of this class is to examine child and adolescent health in developed and developing countries. Biomedical, socio-medical, behavioral, economic and political factors affecting child and teen health will be systematically explored. Health services and health education for children and adolescents will also be addressed.
 

(Pre-requisite: POPG5001 recommended)

POPG5006                            Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis

                                                2 units

Disaster and Humanitarian Responses are crucial elements in public health practices in the global community. Humanitarian relief actions often highlight the importance of preparedness, training and multidisciplinary response actions. This course will offer participants an overview of public health and medical implication of disasters and humanitarian crisis. It discusses health needs assessments and post-disaster evaluation. It aims to show how public health principles may be applied in disaster relief and health-related humanitarian actions.

(Pre-requisite: POPG5001)

POPG5007                            Demography and Health

                                                2 units

 

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of demographic methods and the applications of demographic methods towards population studies.


(Pre-requisite: POPG 5001)

POPG5008                             Global Health Policy

                                                 2 units

 

This course gives an overview of the international landscape of health policy and the major stakeholders in the formulation of global health policy.

(Pre-requisite: POPG 5001)

POPG5011                            Food Security: Local and Global Perspectives

                                                2 units 

Despite the advancement in economic development and food technology, there are people living without the basic supply of sufficient and clean foods require for their physiological well-being. The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing "when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life". This course introduces the factors affecting the sustainability of the contemporary food systems at both global and local perspectives. Areas including technological advancement, economic drive, political stability, as well as socio-cultural influences will be analyzed critically as insights to tackle the challenge of future food crisis.

 

(Pre-requisite: POPG5001 recommended)
 

POPG5012                            Emergency Risk Communication in Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis

                                                2 units

In a crisis, every word counts. The need to communicate risks as accurate as possible in a timely manner arises as much from public expectation as professional need. Communication not only helps build resilience of the community but also prevent disease, disability and death, and restore dignity of the people facing disasters. This course offers theoretical and practical framework of effective advocacy and emergency risk communication in an evolving media landscape, and covers cases ranging from outbreaks

to natural disasters in humanitarian settings.

 

(Pre-requisite: POPG5001 recommended)

POPG5013                          Global Health Perspectives of Humanitarian Crisis & Human Security

                                              2 units

 

This course aims at providing an overview of the interconnections between health and human security in the context of globalization and forced migration frommany causes. Specifically, the course will examine how the changing of the humanitarian and human security landscape,

for instance the current context of conflict, brought the two fields closer together and the challenges presented for human security and global health. On top of classroom tutorials and lectures, this course provides series of seminars offer by speakers in the field of disaster and humanitarian crisis to allow students to follow contemporary topics in this area.

(Pre-requisite: POPG5001 recommended)

POPG5014                             Research Methodology for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response

                                                 2 units

Participants will receive technical training in research study to address public health needs of populations affected by catastrophic events and in resource-poor settings. On completing the course, the participants will understand the principles of planning, implementing, and disseminating research in the context of disaster and humanitarian settings. It aims to show how public health and research principles

can be applied.

 

(Pre-requisite: EPID5001; POPG5006 & BIOS5001 recommended)

POPG6801                            Field Action Lab

                                               2 units

The practicum aims at providing a unique opportunity for students to gain familiarity with public health practice. Practicum experience allows students to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills they learned through coursework and prior experiences in a public health environment. Students are required to complete an approved public health practice related practicum (single or combined experience) in a variety of settings including governmental and non­governmental health agencies, academic institutions, or community settings under the supervision of site administrators (mentors/ practicum supervisors) and the guidance from the School of Public Health and Primary Care.

Important Note

Pre-requisite: PBHT5000/ POPG5001

  • Class enrollment: Max 12 students for Field trip (credit bearing); Max 40 students Sit-in ONLY for Lectures.

  • Enrollment priority will be given to students who as
     

  1. Chosen MPH Practicum based Capstone project (PT Yr2 & FT)

  2. Already taken POPG5001 Global Health

  3. Selected "Population and Global Health" as concentration

Enrolled students are expected to pay for their own travel expenses
 

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