HS215 - Global Health
This course provides a foundational interdisciplinary understanding in the main concepts of global health and the critical links between global health and social and economic development including poverty reduction, economic productivity, and peace promotion. The course will be global in coverage but will focus health disparities from low - and middle - income countries as well as to current health disparities in the U.S. Comparisons in health care systems and health outcomes will be addressed along with the major international health agencies and NGOS. SDGS will be addressed along with differences in communicable and non-communicable diseases and demographic patters of disease burden. Class activities will focus on challenging global health problems, and strategies to address them.