Course Descriptions


HSC 536: Global Health, Population & Development

The primary objective of this course is to present an overview of the major issues and debates in the field of population, health and development with special reference to Bangladesh. Emphasis will be placed on developing a nuanced understanding of the topics rather than on knowing specific facts and figures.
Topics to be covered include:
Trends in health and population indicators in Bangladesh, regionally and globally; The population-development context and the complex bi-directional nature of this relationship; Overview of investments in human capital and their impact on population growth and vice versa; Demographic window of opportunity and relationship between age structure and population momentum; Relationship between education / income effects and health and population growth; Migration and health and population growth; Proximate determinants of fertility and Family Planning programs; Analytic frameworks of health changes; Relationship between population growth and health and vice versa;HIV and its health and socio-economic implications; Environmental health—Arsenic etc;Gender issues in health and population; Population projections and data quality issues; Gaps, constraints and opportunities in current health and population policies; International health regulations and Overview of health systems in Bangladesh.

Reference:
i. i. Michael H. Merson,Robert E. Black,AnneJ.Mills:GlobalHelath:Diseases, Programs,Systems, and Policies:Jones&Barlett Learning, 3 Edition,2012.
ii. RichardSkolnik: Global Health 101 (Essential Public Health), Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2 Edition, 2011.

HSC 536: Global Health, Population & Development

Course Outline

 

Date

 

Topic

 

Instructors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

January

 

Global Health & Milestones of

 

Prof. Dr. M. Omar Rahman,

 

 

 

 

 

Global health

 

Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

January

 

Global Health advocacy, policy and

 

Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed

 

 

 

 

 

governance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 February

 

HIV/AIDS programs -challenges and

 

Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed

 

 

 

 

 

success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

February

 

Global reproductive health –

 

Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed

 

 

 

 

 

adolescent and maternal health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

February

 

Child survival and Nutrition a big

 

Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed

 

 

 

 

 

issue for global health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

February

 

Public Heath informatics and ICT

 

Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed

 

 

 

 

 

utilization in Global Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 March

 

Presentation Part-I and assignment

 

Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed

 

 

 

 

 

submission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

March

 

Global Health  and its Social

 

Prof. Dr. M. Omar Rahman

 

 

 

 

 

Determinants

 

Dr. Raysul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

March

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. M. Omar Rahman

 

 

 

Transitions in Global Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Raysul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

March

 

Global Burden of Disease, Recent

 

Prof. Dr. M. Omar Rahman

 

 

 

 

 

Facts & Frequently asked question

 

Dr. Raysul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 April

 

Global Health and Population

 

Prof. Dr. M. Omar Rahman

 

 

 

 

 

Dynamics

 

Dr. Raysul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 April

 

Global Health and Developments –

 

Prof. Dr. M. Omar Rahman

 

 

 

 

 

So far, we have achieved

 

Dr. Raysul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

April

 

Global Health and Developments –

 

Prof. Dr. M. Omar Rahman

 

 

 

 

 

Future plans and strategy

 

Dr. Raysul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

April

 

Final exam and Presentation Part-II

 

Prof. Dr. M. Omar Rahman,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed