Case Studies of Public Health
I. Course Introduction (including teaching goals and requirements):
The course is mainly for the master of public health (mph) and public health practitioners. The aim of this course is to put public health into practice in compilation of cases based on real life events and problems. These cases vividly illustrate how professionals across various disciplines tackle public health challenges，covering a wide range of topics and issues. This course helps students applies a wide range of knowledge and skills relevant to public health outbreak investigation, policy analysis, regulatory decision-making and more. The five components of the public health curriculum framework are involved : the public health approach; tools of population health; disease: determinants, impacts, and interventions; healthcare and public health systems; and special areas of public health focus.
II. Teaching Syllabus (including the content of chapters and sections):
Case1: Eradicating smallpox
Case2: Preventing HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection (Thailand and United states)
Case3: Controlling Tuberculosis in China
Case4: Eliminating Polio in Latin America and the Caribbean
Case5: The Toronto Severe Acute RespiratorySyndrome experience
Case6: Controlling onchocerciasis (River blindness) in Sub-Saharan Africa
Case7: Preventing diarrheal Death in Egypt
Case8: The 2009-2010H1N1 influenza Pandemic: When you Make Mistakes, Don’t miss the lessons
Case9: Saving mothers’ Lives in Sri Lanka
Case10: Improving the health of the poor in Mexico
Case11: Challenges with implementing a community-based potable water-system in Rural Honduras Community
Case12: Curbing tobacco use in Poland
Case13: Coal Ash: Disasters and opportunities
Case14: Preventing iodine deficiency disease in China
Case15: Preventing Neural-Tube Defects in Chile
Case16: Reducing Child Mortality through Vitamin A in Nepal
Case17:Building on strengths: A school –based mental health program
Case18: The diethylstilbestrol story: An investigation into the evolving public health policy for pharmaceutical products
III. Teaching Schedule
Preventing HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection
Controlling Tuberculosis in China
Eliminating Polio in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Toronto Severe Acute RespiratorySyndrome experience
Controlling onchocerciasis (River blindness) in Sub-Saharan Africa
Preventing diarrheal Death in Egypt
The 2009-2010H1N1 influenza Pandemic: When you Make Mistakes, Don’t miss the lessons
Saving mothers’ Lives in Sri Lanka
Improving the health of the poor in Mexico
Challenges with implementing a community-based potable water-system in Rural Honduras Community
Curbing tobacco use in Poland
Coal Ash: Disasters and opportunities
Preventing iodine deficiency disease in China
Preventing Neural-Tube Defects in Chile
Reducing Child Mortality through Vitamin A in Nepal
Building on strengths: A school –based mental health program
The diethylstilbestrol story: An investigation into the evolving public health policy for pharmaceutical products
1. Above one, two, and three items are used as teaching Syllabus in Chinese and announced on the Chinese website of Graduate School. The four and five items are preserved in Graduate School.
2. Course terms: Spring, Autumn , and Spring-Autumn term.
3. The teaching languages for courses: Chinese, English or Chinese-English.
4.Applicable range of discipline: public, first-class discipline, second-class discipline, and third-class discipline.
5. Practice includes: experiment, investigation, research report,etc.
6. Teaching methods: lecture, seminar, practice, etc.
7. Examination for degree courses must be in paper.
8.Teaching material websitesarethose which have already been announced.
9. Brief introduction of chief lecturer should include: personal information (date of birth, gender, degree achieved, professional title), research direction, teaching and research achievements.
IV. Brief Introduction of Chief Lecturer
Juan Zhang, female, MD, PhD, born in 1974, is an associateprofessor and master advisor in School of Public Health, Southeast University. She had been a visit scholar and research fellow in Harvard University. Zhang has been engaging in research and teaching on environmental and occupational health. She has taken charge of 4 and participated in 5 scientific research projects from both national and provincial sources, and published more than 20 academic papers.
V. Lecturer Information (include chief lecturer)
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