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Last approved: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:18:23 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:43:50 GMT

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GPH (Global Public Health)
425
032148
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Global Health and Physiology
Global Health and Physiology
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Summer Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2015
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
BIO 495Summer 20135
BIO 495Summer 201418
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Remote Location/Site Based
Study Abroad Course
Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
6
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Field Work10.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Beth Overman
Assistant Director, Graduate Academic and Professional Development Programs

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture124Non/a
Field Work124Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC124Non/a
FWK124Non/a
Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 212 or BIO 250
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17GNBSGeneticsElective
This Study Abroad course is designed to immerse students in current physiology and disease research, tropical medicine, and global health issues while providing students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of global health. Students spend three weeks on campus exploring scientific, policy, cultural, and governmental influences on global health before traveling to a developing country to participate in medical service outreach for 2 weeks. Application to and acceptance into this Study Abroad course and payment for travel is required for course participation.

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No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No additional resources are required; instructor will continue to be paid by Study Abroad.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:


1. Apply basic physiologic principles to human medicine in case studies related to the challenges of disease treatment in developing countries.


2. Describe examples of medical challenges through historical/medical research.


3. Hypothesize causes of disease by integrating physiologic knowledge and construct suitable solutions.


4. Propose interdisciplinary, context-sensitive solutions to global health issues using evidence based resources and tools.


5. Critique current research in applications of physiology to medicine in developing countries.


6. Describe global medicine issues from reproductive, nutritional, metabolic, and immunologic perspectives.


7. Debate common misconceptions relating to health in both developed and developing countries.


8. Summarize and present their service experience including relevant application of human physiology and global medicine with examples.


9.Critique treatments applied in the field based on their knowledge of global medicine.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other50In class assignments/presentation: Successful completion and turning in of in-class activities and giving the one-time presentation.
Other50Article Analysis
Other50Proposal-details and rubrics will be provided on the class Moodle site.
Other250Portfolio/Blog-details and rubrics will be provided on the class Moodle site.
Other100Final Reflection-details and rubrics will be provided on the class Moodle site.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
5/191 dayIntroduction
Guided Reflection
5/201 dayReview: Basic Anatomy and Physiology
5/211 dayPoverty’s Remains
Guided Reflection
5/221 dayResearch: Cardiovascular (Public Health Piece)
5/261 day‘Medicalizing’ the Developing World
Guided Reflection
5/271 dayResearch: Respiratory
5/281 dayGuest Speaker, Dr. Kristin Schroeder
5/291 dayCurious George’s Pharmacy
Guided Reflection
6/21 dayResearch: Infectious Disease(Public Health Piece)
Begin Research Proposal, Guest
6/31 dayResearch: Maternal Health Care
6/41 dayResearch: Excretory (Public Health Piece)
Guided Reflection
6/51 dayResearch: Chronic illness and Cancer
Research Proposal Draft Due
6/71 dayGuided Reflection
6/81 dayGuided Reflection
6/91 dayGuided Reflection
6/101 dayGuided Reflection
6/111 dayGuided Reflection
6/121 dayGuided Reflection
6/131 dayGuided Reflection
6/141 dayGuided Reflection
6/151 dayGuided Reflection
6/161 dayGuided Reflection
6/171 dayGuided Reflection
6/181 dayPortfolio Development
6/191 dayPortfolio Development
6/201 dayFinal Reflection and Portfolio
This course was approved by UCCC 1.28.2015. Because portions were approved as the old CAF, this form was filled out by OUCC, with syllabus, CAF, and consults attached. Approval memos sent via email to Registration & Records and college liaisons.

GMN 2.3.2015
Key: 7119