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Forget Me Not: Health, Disease and Advocacy in Slums

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Spring 2016
Public Health 198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

Course Description:

This upper division Public Health course will give an introduction to the concept of a slum and to the social determinants of health that disproportionately burden the people who live in slums worldwide. We will use the Slum Health Film/Speaker Series presented by the Center for Global Public Health and its partners to examine different slum-related issues, and to explore the different health issues (communicable and noncommunicable) that afflict these populations. At the beginning of the semester, students will identify a world-region of interest and over the course of the semester they will develop a 2-4 page policy debrief that will be published by the CGPH. We will have guest speakers from the School of Public Health discuss their research and how it relates to slums as well as for describing different research being done in the school with slum partners worldwide.


Course Components:

Attendance- 50%

Attendance is mandatory. This will be a discussion-based course which will function best with everyone present. You may miss 2 classes and still pass the course. Missing more than 3 classes will constitute an automatic NP.

Participation- 25%

This course will fall to pieces without class participation. We especially encourage questions.

Assignments- 25%

Assigned readings are expected to be completed prior to class, in addition there will be submitted written assignments for the debrief over the course of the semester. The final assignment is the final draft of the policy debrief for the region chosen. Not completing this final assignment is an automatic NP.


How to Enroll:

For all those interested, please fill out this brief google form:

You must be an upper division student from any discipline (although some background in public health, biology or policy might help, it is not necessary).

Be willing to work with others to write policy debriefs that will be published by the Center for Global Public Health.

Course Contact: sortiz AT and msekhon AT

Faculty Sponsor: Lee Riley, MD

Time & Location:

1Saharai Ortiz
Manraj Sekhon
302062 VLSBTh 6p-8p1/21started

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: Forget Me Not Syllabus.docxJan 1312kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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