SPECIAL TOPICS IN GLOBAL HEALTH
This course provides an in-depth look at selected global health issues at a population level. This includes exploration of the determinants of health associated with these issues, prevention and control strategies, and the interplay of behavioral, social, cultural, economic, and political factors that must be considered when addressing the issues. Topics are preselected by the instructor and may vary each term. Examples are accidents and injuries; chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and mental illness; neglected tropical diseases; and reproductive health. In addition, students will be exposed to an array of issues through weekly discussion of current events in global health. A variety of teaching modalities will be employed throughout the course including lectures, guest speakers, case studies, class discussion, audio-visual presentations, and student presentations.