Summary As borders disappear, people and goods are increasingly free to move, creating new challenges to global health.
Key Topics of Study How a deeper understanding of culture can transform our view of health Whether health is a fundamental human right and, If so, who is responsible for guaranteeing it Possible solutions to the health inequities—between rich and poor, urban and rural—that exist around the world The role of public health in the global context and how the forces of globalization impact health and healthcare How grassroots activism and top-down approaches to health conflict with or complement one another The role of community in health and well-being and how different people understand what it is to be a healthy person in varied cultural contexts Coursework Access virtual library guide.
The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.
The syllabi can be useful for students, faculty, and study abroad offices in assessing credit transfer. Read more about credit transfer. It seeks to strengthen students' ability to understand, interpret, and compare how personal and community Globalization of healthcare, health and well-being, illness, and healing are understood within Globalization of healthcare cultural contexts.
The course examines the philosophy and practices characteristic of biomedicine and a wide range of traditional and other systems of health and healing, as well as the reality of medical pluralism in the lives of individuals.
In so doing, the course covers themes of health and healing pertinent across the life span — from birth to death. Throughout, students are encouraged to support their comparative understanding with an exploration of their own assumptions and practices related to identity, health, and healing.
Some have created systems to provide basic healthcare, yet struggle with other factors that influence health, while others position healthcare as an economic commodity subject to market forces. This course provides a framework for comparing the organization and financing of health systems and health policy-making across the countries visited.
It examines the political economy of health, with special attention to the impact of international governance, economic, and trade policies. Students gain skills in critical thinking, policy analysis, and debate, supported by research, observation, and exposure to varied perspectives among in-country experts.
The course is taught by four different in-country faculty throughout the semester.
In each country visited, a significant health condition is addressed: What are the biological mechanisms of disease?
How is disease distributed in the country's populations? What public health interventions are supported by empirical evidence? In light of social, cultural, economic, and political conditions, how can such evidence be applied in the local context?
Specific considerations studied range from infectious to "lifestyle" and chronic illnesses, e. This course is taught by local faculty in each country. The course begins with an introduction to the philosophic traditions of ethnography, epidemiology, and health services research — complementary and sometimes conflicting.
It then teaches and gives students the opportunity to apply the chief tools of each tradition e. Sites Sites Please note that in order to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, program excursions may occasionally vary. Washington, DC, US 2 weeks The seat of government for one of the richest nations in the world and hub of international policymaking, Washington, DC, is also home to some of the greatest wealth disparities of any city in the United States.
Over the course of two weeks in DC, you will explore the diverse neighborhoods and local NGOs of DC; meet with community leaders, activists, and government officials; and begin to develop your own toolbox for effecting change by learning from the successes and failures of others.
You will gain deeper insight into the many challenges of and solutions to health and disease at national and local levels while preparing for your exploration of similar issues internationally. Hear from global health experts at international NGOs while observing firsthand how health inequities affect those living near the halls of world political power.
The whirring of motorbikes, the calls of fresh fruit vendors, and the clang of new building projects fill the air in Hanoi, where you will be hosted by the Institute of Population, Health, and Development.
You will have a homestay in Hanoi and a weeklong stay in Lac Village where you will visit ethnic Thai and Hmong villages in the surrounding hillsides. Homestays in the Salt River neighborhood near the center of Cape Town and in the rural heritage fishing village of Arniston will offer you access to communities committed to political, social, and economic transformation and health justice.
You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with community activists, physicians, public health practitioners, and historians about issues of inter-generational trauma, infectious diseases, climate change and sustainable livelihoods, migration and access to healthcare and employment, and growing schisms between public and private care.
Throughout your time here, you will interrogate how law, politics, and economics intersect and shape health outcomes and how communities resist, manage, and adapt in their daily lives. Buenos Aires, Argentina 5 weeks With a population of 14 million, Buenos Aires—the most important and influential city in Argentina, both politically and economically—is the perfect place to experience and study the complexities of living and surviving in a globalized city immersed in a Latin American context.
Shaped by massive waves of immigration, both past and present, this cosmopolitan city stands out because of the delicate equilibrium between tradition and modernity that characterizes it. Immersed in a context of rapid growth and globalized development since mid, Argentina plays a fundamental role in a region characterized by extreme inequalities in vast sectors of the population.
In Argentina, a complete free public health system that covers every person residing in the country coexists with two others, a private sector and a semi-private labor union sector, both powerful and competitive. While in Buenos Aires, you will visit a variety of healthcare settings, from primary health centers to regional hospitals.
During a rural stay, panels with agricultural producers and health workers provide insights into the specificities of health access in remote areas. From towith support from the National Science Foundation and the University of Virginia Faculty Senate Fellowship award for scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching, she conducted ethnographic research on disaster recovery, nonprofits, urban traditions, and community-based social activities in New Orleans.
Her research explored issues highlighted by disaster and recovery: SherriLynn has worked and volunteered for several nonprofit organizations in the last decade while also researching how nonprofit organizations retain and reward labor.
Her current intellectual interests are focused on holistic community well-being, ethnography, and the ethical considerations of representation. SherriLynn has worked in higher education for more than a dozen years as both teacher and administrator at California State University, Fresno; the University of New Orleans; and the University of Virginia.
She has been with SIT since Is the globalization of health care good or bad for the American economy? Is the globalization of health care good or bad for patients? Who might benefit from the globalization of health care?
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