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224.860.01 Social and Behavioral Interventions Program Seminar I:Applied Social Science & Global Health

Department:
International Health
Term:
1st term
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Caitlin Kennedy
Course Instructor s:
Resources:
Description:

Discusses the history and philosophy of social sciences in public health. Students read the book "Global Health: Why Cultural Perceptions, Social Representations, and Biopolitics Matter" by Mark Nichter. This book serves as a starting point for a series of discussions on why a thorough understanding of the historical, cultural, social and economic context is important in global public health practice; how globalization affects global burden of disease, health equity, and relationship with the social and physical environment; and the role of applied social science theory and methods in shaping and evaluating social and behavioral interventions.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Recognize key historical and philosophical underpinnings of applied social science and global health
  2. Identify the core functions and essential services of public health as applied in various international health contexts
  3. Explain how globalization affects global burden of disease, health equity, and relationship with the social and physical environment
  4. Gain an appreciation for current themes in applied social science and global health
Methods of Assessment:

Completion of assigned readings and class participation

Enrollment Restriction:

SBI MSPH and SBI PhD students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required