Child Health in Developing Countries: distance learning course from the University of Washington
Though this is a graduate level course and there appear to be tuition fees, this distance learning course is intending for those working with children in LMICs. It would be a great opportunity for interested and eligible nurses. If anyone does register, please let us know how it goes.
GH545/HServ 590F Child Health in Developing Countries is a 3 credit graduate level distance learning course is intended for anyone interested in working in resource limited countries and/or those who want to impact global child health through advocacy and global citizenry. This course is taught through the Executive MPH Program (eMPH) and registration is through UW Outreach/PCE. It is being offered Autumn quarter.
This course provides an overview of the health problems of children in developing countries. The course will provide an understanding of the causes and functional effects of the most prominent child health problems. We will examine trends and progress in global child health and explore potential explanations for these trends. We will learn about programmatic interventions, both prevention and treatment, currently being utilized to respond to global child health problems as well as some interventions being developed for future implementation. We will also examine health intervention delivery models, introduce methodology for measuring impact of programmatic interventions, and learn about some of the major groups involved in child health globally. This course is designed for students who may want to work in the health field in resource-poor settings or for students who simply desire a better understanding of the state of affairs for health for the majority of the world's children.
For more information about the course please see the course description page. Please contact me if you have any questions about the course. Please contact Cindy Moore for registration and tuition information.