Center for Global Health

MSC10-5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 272-8207
Fax: (505) 272-8441

New Global Health Course Offerings

COURSE 1:  BIOM 505-006, CRN 39031 – ST: Global & Emerging Infections (1 credit, January thru February) – this course will be offered in an eight week block between January and February beginning in 2010.  The class will meet once weekly for two hours during the eight week block.  The course will be open to upper level undergraduate students (within 9 hours of completion of the degree), graduate and medical students, and individuals with a terminal degree (MD, PhD, MS, PharmD, ScD and MPH).   Course Director – DJ Perkins, PhD

Course Content and Description - This will be a team-taught course.  The purpose of this course is to create an educational opportunity that will provide a solid foundation for enhancing students’ understanding of the primary pathogens that are responsible for the greatest amount of global morbidity and mortality. The course will focus on the epidemiology, host-pathogen interactions, socioeconomic determinants, ecological underpinnings, and control measures required for combating major global infectious diseases.


COURSE 2:  BIOM 594-001, CRN 39032 – T: Global & Geographic Medicine (1 credit, March thru April) - this course will be offered in an eight week block between March and April beginning in 2010.  The class will meet once weekly for two hours during the eight week block.  The course will be open to graduate and medical students, and individuals with a terminal degree (MD, PhD, MS, PharmD, ScD and MPH). Course Director – Ravi Durvasula, MD

Course Content and Description - This will be a team-taught course.  Training faculty will consist of individuals from medicine, public health, engineering, law, pharmacy, computer sciences, and biological sciences.  This course represents a capstone course, with the purpose of equipping trainees with the skills required for developing independent investigative pathways in global health research.  This course was developed to provide educational opportunities for students to learn about the important political, socioeconomic, cultural, environmental, ethical, health care delivery systems (T2 translational research), and biologic aspects of global health epidemics. This course will focus on both infectious and non-infectious disease processes.