ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR FAES GRADUATE SCHOOL COURSE: Chronic Care in Global Health!
We are excited to announce a course on chronic care in global health is now being offered for the FAES Spring 2017 semester. Please pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested!
To access the FAES Catalog of Courses, visit https://faes.org/content/explore-courses and look for PBHL 533 Chronic Care in Global Health.
Which diseases account for the greatest number of deaths in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)? As best stated in a recent report from the Council on Foreign Relations the “gravest health threats facing low- and middle-income countries are not the plagues, parasites, and blights that dominate the news cycle and international relief efforts. They are the everyday diseases the international community understands and could address, but fails to take action against […] cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading cause of death and disability in developing countries. […] The chronic nature of NCDs means patients are sick and suffer longer and require more medical care. The resulting economic costs are high and escalating.” The picture gets even more complicated because the lines between chronic and acute diseases and infectious and NCDs have become blurred; for example, HIV/AIDS, once an acute and deadly infectious disease, is now a chronic disease.
This course will focus on chronic disease burden, preventative interventions, and care in LMICs. It will include views from scientists working on various aspects of the disease, implementers who have worked in LMICs and have on-the-ground healthcare experience and science-policy advisors from various USG agencies. Using case studies, students will discuss chronic disease prevention and care interventions that have been implemented in LMICs by addressing both the disease and its risk factors. Scientific literature will be drawn upon to help students understand cutting-edge research in the field.
■ Understand and be able to describe the health burden of chronic diseases in LMICs
■ Discuss how existing healthcare platforms and resources in LMICs currently address chronic diseases and how they can be strengthened/reoriented/leveraged to accomplish this task
■ Explore outstanding gaps in research and implementation of chronic care in LMICs.
SPRING 2017 SEMESTER SCHEDULE
November 14 - January 27: Online Registration.
January 12: Open House (Bldg. 10, FAES Academic Center, 4:00 - 6:30 pm).
January 30 - February 17: Late Registration ($10 late fee per course applies).
January 30: Classes begin.
May 13: Classes end.
FAES Graduate School at NIH has an open-enrollment policy. Courses are open to all qualified persons in the NIH, other federal agencies, and the general public.
The fastest and easiest way to register and make a payment is at https://my.faes.org/Common/CourseSchedule.aspx.
$150 per credit, or $150-$450 per course (courses are 1-3 credits). Partial tuition scholarships are also available. For details, visit https://faes.org/content/tuition-and-funding.