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221.663.01 Globalization and Health: Framework for Analysis

International Health
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Andres Ignacio Vecino Ortiz
Course Instructor s:

Biostatistics 140.622, or consent from instructor, and expertise with Stata


Evaluates in depth the influence of globalization on population health across the four main dimensions of globalization (economic, political, cultural and environmental). Teaches the use of analytical tools to observe the impact of globalization on population health using Global Burden of Disease data.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Appraise the existing evidence on the impact of globalization on population health and how it affects global burden of disease
  2. Apply standard statistical techniques to evidence the impact of globalization on population health using cross-country datasets
  3. Assess the effect of opportunities and challenges of globalization, and consider its effect on population health
Methods of Assessment:

4/15 Assignment 1: 1-pager on topic for final paper 10%
5/1 Assignment 2: Methods section and preliminary results (2-3 pages) 20%
5/8 Assignment 3: Final results for final paper (2-3 pages) 20%
5/15 Complete final paper due (max 5 pages) 30%
Class participation 20%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required