INTH-140-01 Introduction to International Health
Fall for 2016-2017
Spring for 2016-2017
This course provides an introduction to health and health sector issues within the context of comparative biological, social, economic and political systems. The course examines inter-sectoral issues (e.g., population, patterns of disease, environmental health and nutrition), as well as principles of comparative health systems structure, financing, and reform. The course emphasizes a comparative national-level focus, however linkages to international issues are introduced. The analytical frameworks are applicable to consideration of health issues and systems in developing, emerging, and developed economies. The course aims to build both students' mastery of concepts and theories in international health, as well as practical skills through diverse classroom approaches including: didactic methods, small group projects, case studies, and proposal writing. This course is intended to serve as the introduction to other courses in the International Health major. Fall and Spring.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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