Fall 2019 - HSCI 486 D100
Senior Seminar in Global Health (3)
Class Number: 2642
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
Prerequisites:90 units, including at least 15 upper division HSCI units. Other prerequisites may vary according to topic.
Treatment of current global health issues. Students will examine several topics from theoretical, methodological and policy perspectives.
This course is meant to raise critical consciousness in the global health discourse, inspire innovative thinking and engage students in understanding global health challenges. We’ll explore the difference between global health and international health. What’s the difference between the two concepts? How is the global health agenda set and how are global health interventions designed and implemented? What does vulnerability to health illnesses and diseases look like in different geographical contexts? More specifically, this course will touch upon migration trends and its role in the global health discourse by exploring the refugee crisis as a prime example.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
· Discuss and understand current trends in global health research & inequities
· Explore, analyze and think critically about global health inequities and health disparities
· Design a program proposal for a global health inequity and identify ethical and political challenges
· Understand the role of partner involvement, design, implementation and dissemination of interventions and research to address global health disparities
- Reflexive Exercises 10%
- Group Peer-Led Facilitated Dialogue 25%
- Letter of Intent 25%
- Final Project: Program Proposal 40%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Course readings will be assigned.
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