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Join the Milken Institute SPH for its Summer Institute for an exciting opportunity to engage in key public health issues!

Several graduate level short courses are offered in a flexible format over five days and are taught by leading research and global health faculty. The substantive courses will promote good practice of public health scholarship and research through the delivery of new knowledge and relevant skills. Classes take place Monday through Friday, June 1-12, entirely online.


Courses


Summer Institute Courses

June 2020

Understanding Commercial Determinants of Public Health

Course Title: Understanding Commercial Determinants of Public Health

Date & Time: Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5 8:30am to 12:00pm

Course number: PUBH 6420

Number of Credits: 1 credits

Pre-Reqs: None

Brief Description of Course: The goal of this course is to explore the relatively new concept of commercial determinants of health, their drivers and channels and focus on conceptual understanding and frameworks for  commercial determinants as key to improving public health. The course will review and discuss three specific commercial products/industries to demonstrate the application of the framework as a challenge to achieving SDGs. It will also provide an explanatory narrative around how such commercial interests take advantage of multi-sctoral action for health.

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Primary Instructor Name and Designation: 
Nino Paichadze, MD MPH
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Global Health

Co-instructor name and designation:
Adnan Hyder, MD MPH PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health

Fundamentals for R for Biomedical & Public Health Researcher

Course title:Fundamentals of R for Biomedical and Public Health Researchers

Date & Time: Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5 8:30am to 12:00pm

Course number: Forthcoming

Number of credits: 1 credit

Pre-Reqs: None

Brief description of course: Using the RStudio environment, students will learn to perform data analysis in R to address public health and biomedical research questions. Students will write code to read data sets into R, perform data exploration and visualization, transform data, perform common statistical analyses, and report findings using RMarkdown. Students will also learn and implement best practices for reproducible research using the git version control system via Github. Common statistical analyses used in public health and biomedical research will be reviewed as students learn how to implement them in R.

 

Primary instructor name and designation: 
Daniel Kerchner, MS
Senior Software Developer

Co-instructor name and designation: 
Adam Ciarleglio, PhD
Assistant Professor

Ethics in Public Health Practice and Policy

Course title:
Ethics in Public Health Practice and Policy

Date & Time: Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 12 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Course number: Forthcoming

Number of credits: 1 credit

Pre-Reqs: None

Brief description of course: Public health policy and practice are fraught with controversies. The main goal of this course is to increase participants’ awareness about ethical issues in public health policy and practice. The course provides training on the basics of public health ethics and the process of ethical analysis and describes tools and resources for addressing ethical challenges that commonly arise in the practice of public health.

 

Primary instructor name and designation:
Paul Ndebele, PhD
Professional Lecturer, Department of Global Health

Co-instructor name and designation:
Adnan Hyder, MD MPH PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health

Injury and Global Public Health

Course title:
Injury and Global Public Health

Date & Time: Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5 8:30am to 12:00pm

Course number: Forthcoming

Number of credits: 1 credit

Pre-Reqs: None

Brief description of course: Globally, injuries kill 5.8 million individuals each year, exceeding the death toll due to malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS combined. More than 90% of the world’s deaths due to injuries occur in low and middle-income countries. This course will provide a snapshot of different injury topics, both domestic and international, through a public health lens.

 

Primary instructor name and designation:
Kate Douglass, MD MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Global Health, Director of Center for Injury Prevention and control

Co-instructor name and designation:
Nino Paichadze, MD MPH
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Global

Responsible Conduct of Research

Course title:
Responsible Conduct of Research

Date & Time: Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Course number: PUBH 6421

Number of credits: 1 credit

Pre-Reqs: None

Brief description of course:
The main goal of this course is to increase participants’ awareness about responsible conduct of research including strategies for preventing irresponsible research practices inclusive of unacceptable research practices as well as research misconduct. The RCR course meets the requirement for individuals engaged in NIH and NSF funded research and focuses on a conceptual understanding of responsible conduct of research as key to human and societal development.

 

Primary instructor name and designation:
Paul Ndebele, PhD
Professional Lecturer, Department of Global Health

Co-instructor name and designation:
Adnan Hyder, MD MPH PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health

 


Admission/Registration


To request more information or find answers to your outstanding questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at the GWSPH by email or by phone at (202)-994-2160 for further assistance. Please mark all emails clearly in the subject line GWSPH Summer Institute so that your questions may be directed appropriately in order to expedite our response.


FAQ's


How will I be able to get confirmation of completing a course?

The University Registrar's office can provide confirmation of course completion upon request. Individuals who register but do not attend the full course or do not meet all requirements will not receive credit and therefore will be considered ineligible for confirmation of attendance/transcripts. 

Can I receive tuition reimbursement/scholarship funding if I’m a GW faculty member, staff, or student?

GW employees eligible for tuition remission may apply this benefit to these courses.  Other student scholarship funding is not available for GWSPH Summer Institute classes.

What is the tuition rate?

Tuition at the GWSPH is $1,750 per credit.  Students opting to take one or more of the GWSPH Summer Institute courses for 1-credit, will be charged at the regular rate of tuition.  Individuals may choose to take these courses for no-credit at 50% of the rate per credit, or $875 for each course.

 

Are there prerequisite requirements I have to fulfill to be eligible to take these courses?

Some courses may require prerequisites, Please check the course schedule for more information.

 

Will these courses be graded?

A letter grade will be submitted for each student in accordance with the grading scale indicated in the syllabi, if enrollment selected was to receive one-credit.  Registrants who select the zero credit option will not receive a letter grade, but are expected to complete all requirements for the course to receive confirmation of completion.

Where will classes be held?

All classes will be held entirely online. Specific details will be available soon.

 

What are expectations of students? 

These courses are offered at the level expected of graduate education.  Students will be expected to fulfill all requirements.  Workload includes: 

  • Participation in all class activities, discussions, assignments
  • Pre-class reading assignments to be prepared for first day of class
  • Reading assignments each evening
  • Independent and/or group work assignments most evenings; may include preparation for quizzes
  • Submission of a final paper one week after class has ended

 

What is your refund and cancellation policy?

A full refund will be provided only if cancellation is made before the first day of classes.

 

Will my institution accept this course for credit?

Students are responsible for ensuring that their respective institutions for higher education will accept this course for credit. GWSPH is unable to confirm that determination for other institutions.  If you are in a GWSPH program or other GW program please confirm with your program director in advance that any course you enroll in will be accepted as an elective credit to your program.
 

If I am interested in a degree program at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, where do I get more information?

The GW School of Public Health has an array of degree programs that may interest you. Please learn about these programs on our website by following this link.


Institute Director

Dr. Adnan Hyder

Dr. Adnan Hyder