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COH500 Global Health Experience

Lead Faculty: Dr. Gina Piane

Course Description

Exploration of the healthcare system and public health issues facing global communities. Tour location and experience the healthcare,economic, political, legal, and cultural environment of a host country. Development of thorough knowledge of global public health through combination of pre-departure study, on-site lectures and presentations by host country experts and healthcare leaders,post-tour analysis and reflection.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the available descriptive epidemiological approaches used by international public health agencies in measuring the disease burden.
  • Synthesize the cultural, social, behavioral, biological, environmental, economic, and organizational factors affecting global health.
  • Develop recommendations for comprehensive preventive efforts that strive for social justice and equitable health care.
  • Critically evaluate the effectiveness and the ethical considerations involved with the provisions of aid to developing nations and identify the issues related to dependency, self-help and social sustainability.
  • Evaluate the historic and contemporary role of international health agencies and their contributions to improving world health.
  • Compare and contrast the U.S. Health Care System with those of other nations, and analyze managed care, universal health plans, public and private health care delivery.