COH500 Global Health Experience
Lead Faculty: Dr Gina Piane
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.
- 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.