BIOL-363 Health Disparities
Fall for 2013-2014
This course will train students from varied disciplines across the University to address health disparities, both domestic and global via a Case Challenge approach. The approach, borrowed in format from business school case competitions, will engage graduate and undergraduate students to promote awareness of and develop innovative solutions for 21st century domestic and global health issues. Groups of 4-6 students work together to “solve” a real-life case scenario. The goal is to foster critical analysis and thoughtful action, promote and stimulate inter-disciplinary collaboration, and serve as a powerful experiential learning opportunity. Recommendations may involve issues such as health care policy, public health implementation and planning, business partnership and investment, medical research, logistics management, faith and cultural understanding, bioethics and international law. Students will develop skills in these and similar areas during the course of the semester. The final assignment will be to develop a proposal for a specific case challenge. The best team will then apply to the Emory University Health Disparities Case Challenge Competition to be held in the Spring, thus representing Georgetown University. The Health Disparities Case Challenge course will be designed to give students an opportunity to exercise their knowledge of health disparities, gain experience working collaboratively on a common issue, initiate dialogue, and foster interdisciplinary approaches on our campus, among students, faculty, and professionals from Georgetown and the local community.
For BIOL majors, one-credit of this course will apply to the major; for BIGH majors, three-credits will apply. This course will not apply to the NEUB or ENVB majors.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151 for Biology majors
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