HLT 241 - Global Health Perspectives

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

Examines global health issues and prevention efforts. Analyzes the complex relationship between economics, environment, culture and values in resolving health disparities. Discussion topics include infectious diseases, malnutrition, maternal/child/newborn health, chronic diseases, and emerging infections.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to health issues within the context of different cultures, economies and health systems around the globe. The course will be presented within the construct of public health theory and practice to introduce the student to this concept of health delivery. This course is offered as an elective to all students regardless of major area of study.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None required at VCCS level

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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