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Spring 2021 Public Health (PUBH) UN3100 section 001
FUNDAMENTALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH
FUNDAMENTALS OF GLOBAL HE

Call Number 14976
Day & Time
Location
MW 4:10pm-5:25pm
ONLINE ONLY
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Rachel Moresky
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description Many of the greatest challenges in public health are global. This course uses a multidisciplinary approach to discuss the major underlying determinants of poor health and the relationship between health and political, social and economic development. Drawing upon the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, students will be introduced to the evolution of modern approaches to the setting of global health priorities, the functions and roles of health systems, an overview of current global health practices, and the major institutional players in global health. The first unit of the class will focus on establishing the foundations for a public health approach to understanding the challenges of global health. This will involve exploration of the factors shaping the global distribution of disease and their connection with issues of social, economic, and political development, as reflected in the Millennium Development Goals. The second unit will explore in further detail a number of major health priorities. A significant goal of the class will be to identify common sources of vulnerability and challenge across health risks, and the consequent need for a systemic approach to their being addressed. The third and final unit builds upon this analysis to demonstrate the multi-disciplinary, multi-level approach required to effectively address global health priorities, and the political and organizational cooperation required to achieve this. The class concludes with an analysis of the major challenges and threats to global coordination regarding such threats as pandemic influenza and emerging health threats related to climate change. Offered in the spring.
Web Site Vergil
Department Earth Institute
Enrollment 97 students (100 max) as of 8:02AM Sunday, February 28, 2021
Subject Public Health (PUBH)
Number UN3100
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20211PUBH3100W001

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