Summer 2019 Courses

Course #Course NameCreditsInstructorTime & Location
PHC6937Grant Writing 2Sabo-AttwoodCEHT
T Period 6
PHC6937Public Health Journal Club1MaurelliHPNP G-201
Th Period 3
PHC6515One Health: Applied Techniques in Public Health Entomology3OkechOnline

Course Descriptions

PHC6937 Grant Writing and Evaluation

This course will describe the grant funding systems for several federal agencies, detailed instruction on preparing a proposal (including all sections i.e. budget preparation, facilities, environment, approach, bio sketches), and the application and review process. The course will be taught through a series of lectures, videos, and group learning activities. Throughout the course, students will develop a grant proposal and have their products reviewed through a mock panel evaluation. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: differentiate the pros and cons of varied funding sources and opportunities, demonstrate the grant writing process including the research plan and other relevant sections (i.e. budgets), develop a full grant proposal for submission to student-specific funding sources, examine the peer review process and interpret  a summary statement.

PHC6937 Public Health Journal Club

Success in science requires the development of the skills of reading, understanding, and critically analyzing the scientific literature. A graduate level journal club is an ideal format for developing these critical reading and thinking skills. This journal club is a forum for graduate students to present significant and stimulating peer-reviewed papers in the field of environmental and global health. While providing a mechanism to develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills, the journal club also provides students the opportunity to learn of the latest scientific developments in environmental and global health research. Upon successful completion of this course, students will understand the structure and content of a peer-reviewed scientific paper, analyze data in published literature, use reasoned arguments to defend a scientific conclusion or viewpoint, and create high-quality presentations of scientific studies.

PHC6515 One Health: Applied Techniques in Public Health Entomology

Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases are a major public health burden worldwide. The complex interaction of man and the environment (animals, insects, plants), is often the reason for the spread of these diseases to humans. To curtail the spread of these diseases to humans requires a broad understanding of applied techniques and methodologies used in the field to study the dynamics of transmission of these diseases in specific contexts. The field of public health entomology seeks to understand population biology of vector borne diseases and the insects that transmit them in order to understand transmission of VBD’s and to come up with control methods to reduce the human health burden.

This course aims to increase the pool of the skilled workforce with adequate knowledge on the field methodologies required to undertake detailed studies of vector borne diseases, many of which are emerging and re-emerging in nature. Students will learn about the entomology techniques used for collection and analysis the samples to understand vector borne disease transmission. Emphasis will be placed on topical and emergent issues in the world today related to of vector borne, zoonotic disease, prevention and control approaches and the connections between wildlife, domestic animals, humanand environmental health. Lectures may be complemented by in-class discussions if requested.

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