The purpose of this course is to engage students in active and informed discussion regarding the interdisciplinary field of Global Health. The course will explore and explain the various social, political, and cultural underpinnings of health issues. Understanding the functional tools behind delivering sustainable health care and ensuring equity in treatment involves examining global health through the frameworks of its individual disciplines. Simple terms such as “aid” and “development” need to be examined in the context of their colonial roots as well as their place in the 21st century.
This course involves studying the work of current pioneers in global health as well as the various disciplines that contribute to it, including but not limited to anthropology, social medicine, sociology, health economics, and political science. Social literature and history will be taught alongside current medicine and research. Each work will be examined with the goal of ultimately equipping students with the tools to investigate current health care and development models from a holistic standpoint and encourage an understanding that will bolster their contributions to social justice in health care.
In the interest of encompassing all of Partners In Health’s mission, the course contains a section on advocacy, which will give students the knowledge and tools needed to make a change in the political arena and get their voices heard.
Instruction will be in-person, attendance required, short weekly readings & reflections, and 1 group presentation.
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