Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Requirement Designation:
Applied Science
Course Attribute:
Applied Science
Honors Course
Description
This course surveys the major global health problems facing the world today. After providing a theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding these challenges within a bio-psychosocial model, the course uses lectures and case studies to analyze key contributions to the global burden of disease: infectious and communicable diseases; reproductive, maternal, and child health; non-communicable diseases; and injury, violence, and disaster. The course emphasizes both understanding the complex interaction of upstream and downstream approaches to improve health outcomes and identifying successful strategies for reducing health disparities.