Identify behaviors that improve maternal and child health and how they may be specific for particular groups.
Discuss the determinants of global diseases and why inequalities and inequities exist.
Explain how culture, our own and those of others, facilitates or hinders practicing optimal health behaviors.
Discuss how undernutrition and overnutrition contribute to morbidity and mortality related to infectious and chronic disease.
Using principles of epidemiology, identify the leading causes of morbidity (sickness) and mortality among women and children in the developing world and compare the burden of disease across different regions of the world.
Describe how monitoring, evaluation, and applied research improve health programs.
Discuss successful, evidence-based strategies for changing behaviors and improving health.
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Note: Save and submit your paper assignments as a .DOC or .DOCX file.
The midcourse and final exams are closed book and notes and consist of multiple choice, matching, and true/false questions.
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“Mission & Aims.” Aims of a BYU Education. Accessed December 2, 2015. http://aims.byu.edu/aims Samuelson, Cecil.
“The Legacy of Learning.” Devotional Address, Brigham Young University, Provo, August 30, 2005 Samuelson, Cecil.
“Why BYU?” Lecture, Annual University Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, August 24, 2010 Tanner, John.
“That All May Be Edified of All.” Lecture, Annual University Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, August 24, 2010
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10 Quizzes will focus on the readings and PPTs from the lessons.
13 Reflection Posts are half-page posts (500 words) that demonstrate your reflection on the most important concepts you learned in the lessons.
1 Global Health Challenge is a three-part assignment where you create a country profile, explain how a health problem impacts the country, and identify a partner and approach to addressing the health problem.
None of the assignments may be resubmitted.
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