Introduction to Global Health: Issues and Challenges

Course Number: NURS 521
Credit(s): 3

This course introduces the student to global health concepts and the network of organizations working to advance health care internationally. Emphasis for this course is on the global burden of disease, determinants of health and the importance of the interdisciplinary approach to healthcare delivery. It will provide the student with a broad introduction to programs, systems and policies affecting global health, Students will explore facts of the global health care delivery system, health care economics and the political process and its impact on the health of individuals and populations.