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|STIA 357 - Global Health Foundations|
Registration Note: STIA 421 Global Health Foundations has been renumbered as STIA 357. If you have taken STIA 421 in past semesters, then you should not enroll in this course as it will not double count towards your major.
Course Description: Global health has been described as “one of the great moral movements of our time” and reflects a complex series of problems, institutions, and aspirations that have arrived fairly recently to the global scene. The complexities within the global health framework involve the work of political institutions, charismatic leaders, scientists, community mobilizers, technicians, and health workers. This foundational course will introduce broad topics in global health at the intersection of science and technology, and in doing so will dive deep into an analysis of the various factors that influence health, sickness, and disease around the world. The first part of the course introduces theories of disease emergence, convergence, and affliction from multiple disciplines, including epidemiology, biomedicine, anthropology, and public health science. The second part of the course will address the underlying theories and policies driving the organization of health systems, financing, foreign aid, biosecurity, and humanitarianism. We will take a social science approach to explore the political, social, economic, and cultural complexity of health problems, and critically examine the structure and methods of global public health institutions. In all that we do, we will discuss the science behind certain theories and interventions as well as the technologies that make global health impactful.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar
Science, Tech, & Int'l Affairs Department
SFS/STIA Biotech/Global Health, Medical Humanities, X-List: ANTH