HLEQ 435 Global Health and Local Practice

Spring, Summer

This course introduces students to global health disparities and examines efforts currently underway to address them. Taking an anthropological approach, students will explore key political, economic, ecological, and sociocultural factors that contribute to (or reduce) global health inequity. Students will learn to think critically and creatively about the policies, systems, values, and ethical challenges that shape global health priorities and influence health care access and utilization. By the end of this course, students will have an increased understanding of the micro dynamics of local worlds and the macro dynamics of large-scale social forces that present contemporary challenges for global health researchers, policy makers, and practitioners.