2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Global Health: Inequalities and Ethics


Summer 2012 quarter

Carolyn Prouty health science, public health, bioethics
Fields of Study
anthropology, biology, health, international studies, philosophy of science and physiology
Preparatory for studies or careers in
anthropology, pubic health, nursing, medicine, sustainability, bioethics, or development in the U.S. or abroad.

This course draws from public health, epidemiology, bioethics, and human rights philosophy to consider health and disease in a global context. What are the social, economic, and epidemiological forces that have led to vast inequalities in health outcomes globally? As we investigate how Western ideas apply in non-Western countries, we will explore ethical dilemmas that researchers, healthcare providers, and policy makers encounter in resource-poor environments. Finally, we will examine the epidemiology, physiology, and pathology of specific conditions including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, maternal morbidity and mortality, nutritional deficiencies, and parasitic diseases, paying particular attention to connections between infections and inequalities, malnutrition, and human rights.

Advertised Schedule
9a-1p Tue/Wed/Thu (Jun. 26 - Jul. 26)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$12 for field trip to Seattle for Global Health Month exhibition
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
June 26th, 2012 Program faculty has changed, and the program description was revised.