Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Requirement Designation:
International Requirement
Course Attribute:
International Requirement
Sustainability - Limited
Description
The course will introduce students to the main concepts of the global health field. It is divided into four parts: principles and goals of global health; crosscutting global health issues; the burden of disease; and, cooperating to improve global health. Students will get an overview of the determinants of health, and how health status is measured, and students will also review the burden of disease, risk factors, and key measures to address the burden of disease in cost-effective ways. The course will cover key concepts and frameworks but be very practical in orientation. The course will be global in coverage but with an important focus on the developing world and on the health of the poor.