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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Biobehavioral Health (BB H)

BB H 407 (IL) Global Health Equity (3) Health, social disparities, and equity in the global environment.

BB H 407 Global Health Equity (3)

This course focuses on issues related to health, social disparities, and equity in the global environment. It examines the theories of health disparities and equity from the vantage point of Western and non-Western countries. It explores epidemiologic data and the relationships between social structure, culture, demography, health promotion/disease prevention, and health policy of various countries and international health organizations.

The course objectives are to: 1. discuss and critique the history, conceptual frameworks, and policy implications of global health disparities and equity; 2. examine epidemiologic data and studies pertaining to major global health issues and cross-national and comparative research; 3. discuss the role of social structure, culture, gender roles, and government policies in preventive health behaviors and health promotion in the global context; 4. critique theories and models used to inform health and development programs in non-Western nations.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: BB H 101 or 3 credits of SOC

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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