We have a drug problem.
While medicines help in treating individuals, the availability of those products is controlled by complex interactions between law, economics, policy, and medicine that extend beyond the individual. This course will serve as an introduction to the disparities in healthcare around the world. Such a multidisciplinary approach will expand individuals’ perceptions of global health and emphasize the strong potential for fields other than medicine to impact global health.
This course will assess the affordability of essential medicines throughout the world, emphasizing on the challenges intellectual property barriers place on allowing accessible drugs. The course will allow students to foster an understanding and enthusiasm for the complex issues that underlie access to medicines; a topic which is normally inaccessible to many undergraduates. The end goal of this course is to provide students with the tools and information to tackle the problem of drug inaccessibility themselves.
The course consists of weekly 90 minute sessions with weekly readings done beforehand that will be discussed during class. There will be a midterm paper halfway through the semester and a final project at the end of the semester.
|PH 198||Alejandra Sepulveda, Lauren Tong, Allisun Wiltshire, Ambika Sharma, Abirami Sivakanthan||__||Zoom/Online||[Tu] 6:30PM-8:00PM||02/09/2021||Open||--||30003|