IDSB04H3 Introduction to International/Global Health

 This course offers an introduction to the institutional, social, economic, epidemiological, ideological, and political forces in the field of international/global health. While considerable reference will be made to "high-income" countries, the major emphasis will be on the health conditions of "low-income" countries -- as well as the interaction of these conditions with the international aid system. After setting the historical and political economy context, the course will explore key topics and themes in international/global health including: international health agencies and activities; data on health; epidemiology and the global distribution of health and disease; the societal determinants of health and social inequalities in health; health economics and the organization of health care systems in comparative context; globalization, trade, work, and health; health and the environment; the ingredients of healthy societies across the world; and Canada's/your/civil society's role in global health policy-making.

Prerequisite: 

5.0 full credits including IDSA01H3

Breadth Requirements: 
Social & Behavioural Sciences