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PUBHLTH450: Critical Reflections on Global Public Health

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Lee, Gwenyth (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: PUBHLTH350 or permission of instructor
  • Description: This advanced seminar is intended to interrogate global public health practice from multiple disciplinary perspectives. We will juxtapose historical analysis and contemporary observation to critique ways in which the health issues of developing countries are discussed, studied, and intervened upon by global health actors, especially those from the United States.
  • Learning Objectives: Students taking this course are expected to: 1. Understand the historical origins of global public health as a field and draw connections between historical movements in global health and current practice. 2. Critique how social, political and economic forces influence how global health priorities are set, how studies and programs are designed, and how studies and programs are evaluated and reported. 3. Analyze current trends in global health practice, research and training, evaluate those trends based on principles of equity, and discuss opportunities to implement principles of 'responsible global health citizenship' in their future work.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH450