Foundations in Global Health-SPH GH 760

Foundations in Global Health

Dates: All year

By: Boston University

Location: Boston

Credits: 4

Global health is defined as "collaborative trans-national research and action for promoting health for all." It requires an understanding of how context and culture affect population-wide and individually based health care actions, systems and strategies. Through this course students develop an understanding of the causes and consequences of global health problems, especially in low- and middle-income countries, and how underlying social, economic, environmental and political determinants of health in different countries affect health outcomes. Students learn how global health systems developed over time in varying environments, and the factors affecting their design and performance. Case studies and exercises provide students with opportunities to apply foundational skills in analyzing global health systems and situations, and develop cross-cultural awareness and resourcefulness in solving problems that they may encounter in their professional careers. The course places a strong emphasis on developing skills in persuasive, evidence-based writing and oral presentation.

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