Course Discription

- Compulsory courses
Seminar in Global Health
2 credit
Type of courses
Compulsory courses
Nien-Chen Raymond Kuo
Course Outline
This course is to train students on presenting literature as well as the study design of their thesis. This course may also include special lectures on topics related to academic presentation, writing, research design and implementation.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course the students are expected to
1. (DGH-3)Explain the role of quantitative and qualitative methods and sciences in describing and assessing a population’s health 
2. (GH-3)Apply monitoring and evaluation techniques to global health programs, policies, and outcomes 
3. After taking this course, students should have the ability to collect, summarize reports, and review journal literature. 
4. They have to build, and practice in this course, the ability to criticize the papers they reviewed and provide thoughtful and valuable comments to their classmates as well.


Course Requirements:

1. Each student should present at least twice (depending on the number of enrolled students) in this course: one is to present selected paper(s) relevant to their thesis study; the second is to present the study design of their study. Preliminary results of their study can be included in the presentation if available.
2. All students will in turn be assigned as commenters for the presentation of literature or study design.
3. All students have to give an evaluation for the performance of commenters and presenters.
4. Students who act as a presenter should provide their slide decks/papers to all the attendees one week before the presentation.
5. Students who act as a commenter should provide one-page written comments to their classmates and teachers after the class.


CEPH Competenicies Met:

Global Health Concentration Competencies 


Analyze the roles, relationships, and resources of the entities influencing global health


Apply ethical approaches in global health research and practice


Apply monitoring and evaluation techniques to global health programs, policies, and outcomes


Propose sustainable and evidence-based multi-sectoral interventions, considering the social determinants of health specific to the local area


Design sustainable workforce development strategies for resource-limited settings


Display critical self-reflection, cultural humility, and ongoing learning in global health


Doctoral Core Competencies in Global Health


Exemplify proficient skills to contribute to public health scholarship and engage community partners and stakeholders to conduct own research and form collaborations based on high ethical standards


Scrutinize and apply qualitative and quantitative methods to provide evidence-based solutions to global health problems considering cultural safety and diversity


Design, implement, and evaluate theory-informed and evidence-based research programs in an academia or practice setting


Recognize and analytically evaluate socioeconomic, environmental, behavioral, and biological determinants of population health