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SOC 24485 - International Health

Description
This unit examines theoretical and practical issues confronting global health professionals, especially in low resource settings. The unit introduces students to: a) historical, political and economic forces that influence the health of populations around the world and contribute to international health inequities; and b) international health practices, including key actors and initiatives, as well as challenges and strategies for working in post-colonial and cross-cultural contexts. Examples of topics covered include health, poverty and inequality, globalisation and trade, foreign aid and development assistance. The unit also provides an introductory overview of global health challenges, such as humanitarian crises and climate change. Students will undertake an in-depth study of a global health issue, exploring the context in which it emerged and the forces that propel it, and advocate for actions to improve the issue in a specific local context and population group.
Credits
4
Attributes
SOSC - old Core Social Science, WKSS - new Core Social Science, ZOSY-Sydney,Australia
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018
Avg. Class Size
5
Avg. Sections
1