Global Health Experience

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.

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We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide.

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Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

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As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

School of Health and Human Services

“Our faculty members are nationally recognized across a broad spectrum of health profession disciplines and prepare students for success in the ever-evolving health care field.”
School of Health and Human Services
Sarah H. and Caryl F.
Class of 2019, Military Servicemember and Class of 2019, respectively