This three-hour course considers critical concepts associated with global health including the importance of culture to health, determinants of health, and how the organization of health systems affects health. The relationship of demographics to epidemiology will be discussed as they define the global burden of disease. Specific topics introduced in the course include the environment and health, children and maternal health, both communicable and noncommunicable diseases, and unintentional injuries. A semester-long project will consider how policy and programs can be brought together to address a global health issue. (Also listed as ANTH 3301 and SOCI 3301.)
3 credits
Upper Division