Introduction to Global Public Health

Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Hornsby
Credits: 3
Day: C
Start: 0920
End: 1035
Field Work: Day 4 - Casablanca - Wednesday, 26 June | Morocco
Prerequisites: None Download Syllabus

Public health is multidisciplinary, universally relevant, and constantly evolving.  This survey course reviews the core disciplines that comprise public health: epidemiology, social & behavioral sciences, health policy & management, environmental health science, and biostatistics.  Students will tackle current global public health challenges through a combination of small group activities, cases, and

Field Work

Country: Morocco
Day: 4 - Casablanca - Wednesday, 26 June

This field lab consists of visits to two different health organizations.  The primary mission of the National Health Institute (NHI) is chronic and infectious disease surveillance in the country of Morocco.  NHI also monitors food and drug quality and acts as the medical accrediting body for the country.  The UNICEF office in Rabat is actively engaged in promoting child health in the region through immunization programs, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, and other programs necessary to achieve Millennium Development Goals for child health and well-being.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about the activities of both organizations in addressing global health issues of particular importance in Morocco and North Africa.  Academic Objectives:

  1. Describe the most common global health issues in Morocco.
  2. Understand the role of the National Health Institute and other governmental organizations in addressing these health issues.
  3. Understand the role of UNICEF and other non-governmental organizations in addressing these health issues.