SP.783 Engineering Capacity in Community-Based Healthcare

Fall 2005

Several people sitting and listening to a counselor.
In Zambia, a peer educator explains the process of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for HIV/AIDS. (Courtesy of USAID.)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive readings and documentation on student projects.

Course Description

This multidisciplinary seminar addresses fundamental issues in global health faced by community-based healthcare programs in developing countries. Students will broadly explore topics with expert lecturers and guided readings. Topics will be further illuminated with case studies from healthcare programs in urban centers of Zambia. Multidisciplinary teams will be formed to develop feasible solutions to specific health challenges posed in the case studies and encouraged to pursue their ideas beyond the seminar. Possible global health topics include community-based AIDS/HIV management, maternity care, health diagnostics, and information technology in patient management and tracking. Students from Medicine, Public Health, Engineering, Management, and Social Sciences are encouraged to enroll. No specific background experience is expected, but students should have some relevant skills or experiences.
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Ms. MaryAnn Dakkak
Ms. Christina DeFilippo
Ms. Kathie Dionisio
Mr. Will DelHagen
Mr. Peter J. Mack
Mr. Eric Soller

Zambia Student Coordinator:
Mr. Sankey Chibale

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session