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Global Health Issues (PUB-563)

Semester: Summer 2021
Number: 0304-563-001
Instructor: Maria-Pilar Martin
Days: Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Course Meets: July 6 - August 9
Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Maria-Pilar Martin for Summer 2017*
Maria-Pilar Martin for Summer 2020*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


Students will explore major global health issues, challenges, programs and policies. Students will analyze current global health priorities, including emerging infectious diseases, poverty, conflicts and emergencies, and health inequity.

Learning Goals:   Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:- Identify the main issues, key concepts and guiding principles in global health and the relationship between health and development.- Describe the burden of disease and mortality worldwide in multiple dimensions and the most important examples of successful interventions.- Explore the most important environmental threats to health and ways to reduce the global burden of environmental health problems.- Discuss the meaning of human rights approach to health and the most important ethical guidelines. - Examine the effects of war and complex humanitarian emergencies on health - Understand what globalization is and its impact in impoverished countries

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

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