Faculty in the Center teach formal graduate-level courses in selected topics in International Health.
INTH 301/INTH401: Global Health
The framework program integrates a variety of academic disciplines at Case Western Reserve University that are relevant to Global Health. Students participating in individual academic programs will have an opportunity to expand their exposure to these other disciplines through an introductory Global Health course, INTH 301/401. Students may then use the resources of this program to apply their individual course of study to a specific area of Global Health through additional courses and/or with international experiences. For more information, visit the Framework Program for Global Health webpage.
INTH 484: Geographic Medicine and Epidemiology
This course provides a rigorous problem-centered training in the epidemiology, prevention, treatment, and control of infectious diseases. This is an advanced epidemiology course in which core material will be primarily taught through reading assignments, class discussion, group projects, and class presentations. By taking this course, students will develop a framework for interpreting, assessing, and performing epidemiologic research on infectious diseases. The course will be divided into three team-taught modules:1) Introduction to infectious disease epidemiology, 2) malaria, and 3) helminths. Each module is worth 1 credit hour and may be taken separately. Each module will have a separate project and exam. The final exam time will be used for group presentations and panel discussion. Active class participation is required through discussions, case studies, and group projects. Prereq: EPBI 490, EPBI 491, and a microbiology course or consent of instructor.
INTH 494: Infectious Disease Epidemiology
The epidemiology, prevention and control of representative infectious disease models. Emphasis on the triad of agent, host and environment and the molecular and genetic basis of agent and host interaction in the population. Prerequisite: EPBI 490 and a microbiology course or consent of instructor. This course is designed to give students an introduction to the field of infectious disease epidemiology. This is the branch of Epidemiology that investigates epidemics, studies transmission dynamics of infectious organisms, and evaluates control measures for infectious diseases. It draws upon many disciplines in addition to Epidemiology, such as clinical medicine, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, mathematical modeling, entomology, anthropology, to name a few. The course will cover four general problems in infectious disease and stress the underlying epidemiological methods needed to understand them. The course will focus on tuberculosis, HIV, vaccine testing, and bioterrorism. These problems are models for the types of problems faced when studying infectious diseases. In the context of these diseases we will review topics in epidemiology including study design, mathematical modeling, cause-effect assessments, and infectious disease control.
EPBI 592: GIS SPATIAL STATS
Geographic Information Systems and Statistical Analysis of Spatial Data
Instructor: Charles H. King M.D. M.S.
Offered: Tuesdays 2:30-5 PM for five weeks beginning last week of March
Prerequisite: No previous coursework required, although previous training in standard statistical analysis is recommended. Students will need access to a computer running ArcGIS 9 software (available to CWRU students online from ITS Software Center) for class assignments.
Description: This 5-week special topics course will introduce the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), georeferenced databases including remote sensing data, and special approaches to statistical analysis of spatially referenced data. At the completion of this short course, students will be familiar with:
Final Project: Your own GIS database (due one week following the 5th class) with a brief exploratory analysis of point or area data.