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220.608.94 International and Global Health

International Health
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Felicity Turner
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. describe the global burden of disease and injury
  2. compare health scenarios in developed and developing countries
  3. 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%)

Enrollment Restriction:

MPH / IIHMR program participants only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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.