PH 180 Topics in Human Sexuality [2 units]
This course is built around an evolutionary perspective on the basis of human mating behavior and explores a variety of topics in human sexuality with the goal of helping us to understand ourselves and to understand and accept the behavior of others. The course takes examples from art, sociology, anatomy, anthropology, physiology, contemporary politics, and history to explore the richness of human sexual behavior and reproduction and the interaction between our biology and our culture. Potts
PH 212D Global Health Specialty Area Core Course [3 units]
The International Health Core Course is a survey course for students who intend to work in developing countries. We review the main contributors to global burden of disease, discuss current interventions, and possible approaches for the future. Topics include the importance of scale, sustainability, international donor limitations, the role of consultants and technical assistance, the complexities of relationships between donors and recipients; franchising as a service delivery model; budgeting. Students are required to write a proposal for funding, a letter of intent, or critical analysis of a contemporary IH problem. Hosang, Potts, Walsh, Prata
PH 298 Contemporary Women’s Health: Issues and Opportunities for Advocacy [2 units]
A practical and interactive course that examines chronic and emerging health issues that impact women’s health. Topics will include breast health, emergency contraception, microbicides, the HPV vaccine, off-label Misoprostol use, elective cesarean section , and infertility, among others. The course is arranged in 4 modules. Module 1 will examine case studies of three recent innovations. We will analyze each for clarity of outcomes from a PH perspective, stakeholder analysis, critical success factors and advocacy strategy. Module 2 will analyze a selection of contemporary women’s health issues in the USA from a public health perspective. Module 3 will discuss seemingly intractable challenges affecting women’s health in poor developing countries. In module 4 we give students an opportunity to practice their new advocacy skills on a selection of issues and opportunities.
Population and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) DeCal [2 units]
The United Nations established the eight millennium goals in 2000 to help alleviate poverty throughout the world. Can these goals be met? What is the missing link? Be apart of a class that will explore how to eradicate poverty, hunger, infant/child/maternal mortality knowing that population growth WILL effect the outcome. The Population and MDGs DeCal will feature guest speakers whose work focuses on a particular MDG each week. We will learn about these various interdisciplinary perspectives and discuss how the population growth factor underlies each one. This DeCal will be facilitated by Leah Marsh and supervised by Professor Malcolm Potts and the School of Public Health.