Health Science
 

International Health

International Health
Identifying disease patterns in "developing" countries, exploring the social and cultural context of health, and reviewing behavior change strategies for improving well-being.
HLTH
480
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining HLTH 480
Course Outcomes: 

Maternal and Child Health Improvement

Idenitfy behaviors that improve maternal and child health and how they may be specific for particular groups.

Global Disease Determinants

Discuss the determinants of global diseases and why inequalities and inequities exist.

Culture and Optimal Health Behaviors

Explain how culture, our own and others, facilitates or hinders practicing optimal health behaviors.

Morbidity and Mortality in Women and Children

Describe the leading causes of morbidity (sickness) and mortablity among women and children in the developing world.

Nutrition and Disease Morbidity and Mortality

Discuss how undernutrition and overnutrition contribute to morbidity and mortality related to infectious and chronic disease.

Morbidity and Mortality in Women and Children: Epidemiology

Using principles of epidemiology, identify the leading causes of morbidity (sickness) and mortablity among women and children in the developing world and compare the burden of disease across different regions of the world.

Health Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research

Describe how monitoring, evaluation, and applied research improve health programs.

Health Behavior Strategies

Discuss successful, evidence-based strategies for changing behaviors and improving health.