GHS 202F - Strategic Information in Global Health

This course is designed to assist students in developing a theoretical understanding of and practical skills in the practice of strategic information in global public health, including surveillance and program monitoring and evaluation.


At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Be conversant with the concepts of public health surveillance and how data are collected, analyzed and utilized at the global level
  • Apply demographic and behavioral data in global health (e.g., Demographic and Health Surveys)
  • Understand how global public health interventions are monitored and evaluated and design a monitoring and evaluation system

Course content

Topics include:

  • Use of surveillance and programmatic data for estimating burden of disease and trends in disease (6 sessions)
  • Data synthesis and triangulation (1 session)
  • Monitoring and evaluation (3 sessions)