POPM 6950 Introduction to Global Health in Low Resource Settings Syllabus

University of Guelph, Winter 2016


About This Course

This seminar course will explore different dimensions of health in low resource settings from an interdisciplinary perspective. It will provide students with a grounding in the current issues that make up the evolving global health landscape as well of the broader political economy in which health is produced and contested. Potential topics to be explored include infectious disease, chronic disease, nutrition and agriculture, health service delivery and systems, humanitarian aid, environmental health, urbanization, conflict, culture, and gender through a global health research methodology lens. Contemporary topics at the intersection of health, disease, and development will also be covered. Emphasis will be placed on the real world application of course assignments.