220.608.94 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 4 Credit(s)
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  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • describe the global burden of disease and injury
    • compare health scenarios in developed and developing countries
    • chart the progress of MDGs; health inequities; comparative analysis of health systems and its components in selected countries; and significant health sector reforms
  • Course Description
    Introduces students to an international perspective of health, disease, injury, and health systems. Develops requisite knowledge and understanding of globalization and health, global disease burden and international health scenario. Using case studies, students perform a comparative analysis of disease burden in various countries, health systems and policies, in developed and developing countries, health sector reforms and country experiences.
  • Intended Audience
    Students enrolled in MPH program offered in cooperation with Indian Institute of Health Management Research.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Class participation (30%) and assignments (30%), and course final examination (40%)
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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