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Biological Sciences 428: The Biology of Tropical Diseases

 

Summer 2015 in Oxford, England

Dates: July 10 - August 2, 2015

The program will encompass five themes: challenges in global health, health policy and public health, tropical medicine, vaccinology, and international development and health.

Students will be introduced to the major diseases and risks to health in developing world countries, learn to understand the risk factors for premature death in these countries and review the major prevention strategies and challenges for control of these diseases.  Students will also examine policy issues and determinants of public health and health policy in international health, and acquire an introduction to tropical infectious diseases and review the strategies used to treat these diseases in resource-limited settings.  The course will review the availability and use of vaccination in disease control in developing countries and the current impact of vaccination programs.  Finally, students will learn to situate health in its wider social, economic and political context and acquire a basic understanding of the intimate, bi-directional relationship between health and development processes.

The program will encompass five themes: challenges in global health, health policy and public health, tropical medicine, vaccinology, and international development and health and will be taught by the Oxford University faculty.

Eligibility:

•    Student must be on a pre-health track emphasis

•    Enrolled at USC for the Fall 2015 Semester

•    USC cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

Information Session

We will do 3 information sessions to give potential students a better idea of what this course has to offer.  Former students will also be there to share their experiences and answer questions.

Friday, October 17, 1-2 PM   VKC 210

Thursday, November 6, 5-6 PM   VKC 210

Friday, November 14 , 3-4 PM   VKC 210  (This is Parents Weekend - parents are welcome to attend.)

 

Application

The application for Summer 2015 is due November 21, 2014.  For an application, or for additional information, please contact Judy Haw at judyhaw@usc.edu .

 

2015 Anticipated Program Costs 

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For the 2014 Program Syllabus (2015 syllabus should be similiar)

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Included Program Side Trips for Summer 2015

For further information on this course and to apply, contact: Judy Haw: judyhaw@usc.edu, the Pre-Health Office at prehealth@dornsife.usc.edu.