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Promoting Global Health

Promoting Global Health

Promoting Global Health

Course Code: HH/GH 4000
Course Date: May 23, 2023 to June 1, 2023
Course Instructor: Amrita Daftary
 

Course Description



Students examine the evidence that while progress in achieving important global health outcomes has occurred, significant challenges remain to be solved. Global health issues impacted by such factors as poverty, gender inequality, international trade policy, climate-change, loss of biodiversity, food insecurity, war and displacement are explored as expressions of structural influences which perpetuate global disparities in health. Asking the question "What would it take to achieve health for all?" students identify pressing global health issues and the global health promotion strategies being used to address them.

The Las Nubes Study Abroad version of GH 4000 Promoting Global Health will immerse students in a unique global health environment. Students interested in contemporary global health issues will be physically and epistemologically situated in a learning field where the social determinants of health and wellbeing may be inquired and reflected upon. Through tailored course readings and discussions, they will be exposed to the rich, complex history and social landscape of Costa Rica, and given opportunity to draw on global health promotion principles to imagine approaches to the achievement of health for all. They will draw on parallels with other global health settings and challenges, and gain meaningful cognizance around community resilience, respect, as well as global allyship and humility.

Students from all faculties and departments are welcome and encouraged to apply for this multidisciplinary course. Students enrolled in the School of Global Health may take the Las Nubes Study Abroad version of Promoting Global Health as an elective.
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