Elective Courses

 Vaccines (3 credits): This course will cover the basic elements of vaccines. It will discuss issues regarding vaccines and vaccine safety: the history, science, benefits, and risks of vaccines, along with the controversies and debates surrounding vaccines. This course is further described in the Hebrew program’s course description.

Global Strategies in Maternal & Child Health (2 credits): This course will emphasize critical health problems of women and children in developed and developing countries in social, economic, and cultural contexts. Students will learn about the development of maternal and child health programs to address these issues.

Public Health Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health (2 credits): This coure focuses on the history, methodology, theoretical approaches, and substantive findings of surveillance and intervention research concerning sexual and reproductive health. Seminar topics to be covered include the epidemiology of sexual and reproductive health risk and preventive behaviors, STI/HIV epidemiology, STI/HIV prevention intervention approaches, and STI/HIV prevention intervention politics; theoretical models of sexual and reproductive health behavior change; sexual wellness; sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical and mental health; sex education as a public health intervention; contraceptive methods and utilization, sexual harassment and sexual assault epidemiology and public health approaches to prevention, andpornography as a potential public health concern. Special emphasis on sexual and reproductive health promotion intervention and evaluation research is a feature of this seminar. Lectures and dedicated classroom discussions will provide students with theoretical and empirical foundations in these areas and required readings will acquaint students with a small portion of seminal and/or controversial research in these domains. 

Sociology of Health & Illness (2 credits): Sociologists of health and illness, also known as medical sociologists, use sociological perspectives and methods to understand the difference between looking at medicine and health care issues from an individualist and bio-medical model to a social and cultural model. In this course we will examine these differences and their implication for health care leaders, health care policy and delivery. During this course students will learn about the social and cultural context of health and medicine.

Research Elective (2 credits)

Quality and Patient Safety Course (2 credits) Will be available in 2019-2020: Health care systems are considered dangerous. High volume, high pressure, increasing complexity and high impact on human lives, have contributed to this acknowledgment and have led to increased body of work in the field of quality and patient safety. The course aims at establishing basic knowledge in the fields of quality, patient safety and risk management in health care systems.







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