Description: Social epidemiology course with a focus on global population and health trends, health equity, and the social determinants of health in a global context.
Course Goals: The goal of the course is to provide students with an introduction to social determinants of health in the global context. We will focus on (1) global population trends, (2) drivers of changes in health in low- and middle-income countries, and (3) key social determinants that contribute to global health inequity.
Competencies: (1) Identify and describe population patterns of health-related risk factors and health-related outcomes in terms of person, place, and time.
(2) Be familiar with the current major public health issues and be able to identify and evaluate the determinants of these public health issues (e.g., demographic, pathophysiologic, genetic, environmental, infectious, behavioral, and social).
(3) Be exposed to published epidemiologic studies and be able to critically appraise epidemiologic findings.