Control of Infectious Diseases in Low/Mid Income Countries: Social, Political & Economic Dimensions
This course develops knowledge, skills and values to analyze the social, political and economic determinants and outcomes of selected infectious diseases (bacterial and viral) of importance in low- and middle- income countries. Speakers include both practitioners and scholars in the field. Students work in small groups to research, prepare and present illustrative case studies, which highlight the importance of context in formulating effective and feasible interventions for prevention and control. Analytic frameworks are developed to provide future guidance in dealing with these and other infectious diseases in low-resource settings. The course assumes a basic understanding of disease-specific epidemiology and stimulates critical thinking. Course Requirements: Students outside of HSPH must request instructor permission to enroll in this course.