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Spring 2012-2013
* GHP 400 / WWS 382 / MOL 499 / EEB 400   No Audit

Seminar in Global Health and Health Policy

Adel A. Mahmoud
Thomas E. Shenk

This seminar will examine four major topics in global health. Potential topics include: the importance of patents in healthcare; AIDS in America; synthetic biology and biosafety; vaccine safety; the business of biology; the state of US healthcare; healthcare in emerging economies; and drug discovery and development.

Sample reading list:
E-Sadr, WM, Mayer KH, Hodder SL, AIDS in America ¿ forgotten but not gone
Hecht R et al, Financing HIV/AIDS programme scale-up in low- income...
Wimmer E, The test-tube synthesis of a chemical called poliovirus
VanLare JM, Conway PH, Sox HC, 5 next steps for a new national program for comparative...
Bird RC, Developing nations and the compulsory license...
Kaitin KI and DiMasi JA, Pharmaceutical innovation in the 21st century...
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading, requiring approximately 3-5 hours per week, of the current global health and health policy literature will be required as background preparation for each seminar meeting. Students will prepare written materials to support their roles as discussants and visual materials, i.e., slide show, for use in formal class presentations.

Requirements/Grading:
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 40%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
GHP 350 or permission of instructor.

Other information:
The course is organized into four topics and each will occupy three class meetings. For each topic, one class meeting will feature a presentation by an outside expert at which several students will serve as discussants. The remaining two classes will continue exploration of the topic through student presentations and discussion.

Reserved Seats:
GHP Certificate Students Only 22

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42535 S01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm Th   Thomas Laboratory   118   Enrolled:32 Limit:28 Closed