Ds 175.83 Survey of Public Health Interventions


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Ds 175.83 Survey of Public Health Interventions

  1. 1. Survey of Public Health Interventions Summer 2012-2013DS 175.83 Leland Joseph R. Dela CruzCourse DescriptionThis course provides an overview of various public health interventions by situating these interventionswithin various classificatory frames. Lectures on these classificatory frames will be supplemented byinputs from health development practitioners who will discuss their experience of carrying out theseinterventions in the field.Course Requirements and Grading System 4.7 < X :A B+: 4.7 > X > 4.3 4.3 > X > 3.9 :B C+: 3.9 > X > 3.5 3.5 > X > 3.0 :C D: 3.0 > X > 2.0 2.0 > X: F 8 Quizzes: 40% Term paper: 20% Finals: 20% Recitation: 20%Graded Recitation:All students are expected to have read the assigned readings before coming to class. Students will becalled at random to recite. In those instances when students volunteer to answer, priority will be given tothose who have not recited recently and then to those individuals with lower grades in the class.Students will be graded from 0 to 3 each time they go through graded recitation (not all recitation isgraded). Intelligent questions or insights raised in class may be considered graded recitation. Thedenominator of graded recitation is fixed at 50 points (unless the rule regarding cellular phones andbeepers applies). Every point in excess of 50 points will add 0.01 to the students’ lowest long test.Class Policies:1. Students must identify themselves on their answer sheets for their long tests, finals, and quizzes only by using the last four digits of their ID number. Students who write their names will not receive a grade higher than 4.0 for that requirement.2. Lateness is considered a cut.3. Students are discouraged from leaving the classroom once the class has started.4. Students must stand when called to recite.5. Cellular phones and beepers must be switched off or put on mute mode. Owners of cellular phones or beepers that ring in the middle of class must step out. If no one acknowledges that it was his/her cellular phone that went off, the class will be given graded recitation that will increase the graded recitation denominator.Consultation Hours:Consultation may be done after class daily. Students may also send e-mail to the teacher atldelacruz@ateneo.edu.
  2. 2. DS 175.83 TopicSession 1 Lecture: AmartyaSen’s Entitlement Framework2 hours Readings:April 12 Sen, A. (1999) Development as Freedom. New York: Anchor Books. Chapters 4, 7. Sen. A. (1981). Poverty and Famines:An Essay on Entitlements and Deprivation. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Chapters 1 and 10 • Dreze, Jean; Sen, Amartya; and Hussain, Athar (eds.), The Political Economy of Hunger. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1995. Chapter 2 (For more on entitlements and famines)Session 2 Quiz 1: AmartyaSen’s Entitlement Framework3.5 hours Speaker: BotikaBinhiApril 13 Speaker: Conditional Cash TransfersSession 3 Quiz 2: Speakers on Entitlements2.5 hours Lecture: Social ProtectionApril 16 Readings: World Bank (2001), Social Protection Sector Strategy: From Safety Net to Springboard. Holzman, Sherburne-Benz and Tesliuc (2003), Social Risk Management: The World Bank’s Approach to Social Protection in a Globalizing World.Session 4 Quiz 3: Social Protection3.5 hours Speaker: PhilhealthApril 17 Speaker: Occupational Health and Safety Discussion on Social ProtectionSession 5 Quiz 4: Speakers on Social Protection3 hoursApril 18 Lecture: AmartyaSen’s Capability Framework Readings: Sen, A. (1999) Development as Freedom. New York: Anchor Books. Chapters 4, 7. Nussbaum, Martha and Sen, Amartya (eds.), The Quality of Life. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993. “Capability and Well-Being” (For more on capabilities and freedom) Lecture: Social Exclusion Reading: Sen, Amartya (2000). Social Exclusion: Concept, Application and Scrutiny. Manila: Asian Development Bank.Session 6 Quiz 6: Social Exclusion3.5 hours Speaker : Differently-AbledApril 19 Speaker : AIDS Discussion on Social ExclusionSession 7 Quiz 7: Speakers on Social Exclusion2.5 hours Lecture: Human SecurityApril 20 Reading: Human Security Now. The Final Report of the Commission on Human Security. 2003.Session 8 Quiz 8: Human Security3 hours Speaker: Health in Situations of Armed ConflictApril 23 Speaker: Environmental HealthSession 9 Quiz 9: Speakers on Human Security1 hour Synthesis DiscussionApril 24