MADS 6642 Summer 2014
Global Health term paper guidelines
The students will be provided with a list of themes of which they may choose one. Alternatively, they can propose another theme, which needs to be approved by the instructor.
Each theme offers the possibility to apply some of the concepts that we have discussed in class. They will give you the opportunity to discuss how a specific intervention has been applied to solve a health problem in a particular setting.
Papers are expected to be 10 to 15 pages in length (typewritten and double-spaced). The paper should include the following:
a) Table of Contents b) Introduction- The introduction should include why you are doing this Paper; what is the point. c) Background- The background section provides an assessment of the situation prior to the intervention d) The social determinant of health, a solution is proposed. A key aspect of the term paper is to have the students make a list of the main social determinants of health which applied to this case (4). One basic question which the students need to answer is how the intervention addresses some of these social determinants of health. e) Impact: using statistics (before and after the intervention) demonstrate if the solution has provided the desired results or not. f) Costs and benefits. This could be expressed in dollar amount per DALYs, if available. g) Conclusions: What has been learned from the experience? h) References i) Supplemental material
There should be at least eight references from journal articles, textbooks (excluding our course textbook), or government publications. These references must be printed and be readily available of the instructor requests them. This could be used to verify that you have actually obtained and read the references and it could also be used as the basis for subsequent teaching material for the next MADS 6642 cohort.
Supplemental materials are to be attached to the end of the paper. Permission to use the material must be obtained, and the issue of confidentiality must be observed. Inability or failure to attach these materials will not adversely impact on grading.
All work in this course is expected to be that of the individual student and/or the work of others that is appropriately cited. Any term paper or examination that misrepresents the work of others as that of the student will receive a grade of zero and this incident will be communicated to the University and may lead to further disciplinary actions.