Subject: Community Hlth and Epidemiolog
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 1.5 Lecture hours and 1.5 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Medicine
Department: Community Hlth and Epidemiol


This survey course provides an introduction to ways of critically understanding and acting on key issues affecting the health of disadvantaged peoples locally and globally. Using critical analyses of health and development concepts and theories, this course helps students understand links between global and local health issues, and foster their active involvement in communities as informed global citizens. Through active and participatory learning, students enrolled in Global Health 1 explore issues affecting personal, community and global health development both overseas and locally. Concepts such as determinants of health, globalization and health, and participatory strategies and actions for enhancing well-being are introduced along with related aspects of gender, power, ecology, education, indigenous health, social movements, and foreign aid.

Permission of the Department required.

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