CW 111 - Global Public Health
Credit Hours: 3
Global Public Health explores the challenges in achieving the human right to health in low- and middle-income countries worldwide. This course provides students with an understanding of the leading causes of illness, death, and disability related to social, environmental, and political factors that affect health and well-being in low-and middle- income countries. Students will learn approaches to prevent and control conditions and will examine solutions to improve global health.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
define and give examples of key public health terms and concept: such as epidemiology, morbidity, mortality, and socio-economic status;
define and give examples of key global health terms and concepts, such as: globalization and pandemic;
identify the prevention strategies for conditions that have a major impact on morbidity and mortality;
list and define the most common risk factors for poor health and well-being affecting low- and middle-income countries;
analyze how globalization has changed the patterns and spread of diseases;
list similarities and differences in the organization and delivery of public health and health-care services across resource-limited settings;
describe different local, national, and global methods of disease prevention and control; and
identify global health challenges and list the criteria for evaluating solutions to global health problems.
Prerequisites: CW 100