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Department: International Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Felicity Turner
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014

Introduces students to an international perspective of health, disease, injury, and health systems. Develops requisite knowledge and understanding of globalization and health, global disease burden and international health scenario. Using case studies, students perform a comparative analysis of disease burden in various countries, health systems and policies, in developed and developing countries, health sector reforms and country experiences.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the global burden of disease and injury
compare health scenarios in developed and developing countries
chart the progress of MDGs; health inequities; comparative analysis of health systems and its components in selected countries; and significant health sector reforms

Methods of Assessment: Class participation (30%) and assignments (30%), and course final examination (40%)
Location: India
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: MPH / IIHMR program participants only
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: This course is part of the curriculum of the MPH program which is offered in cooperation with Indian Institute of Health Management Research. It is taught in India, at IIHMR. Only students enrolled in that program will be able to take this course.
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016