Courses 2008 - 2009
LAW H 595 Problems in International Health Systems
Credits: 4-4, Variable
The course explores relationships between political, socioeconomic, cultural and demographic conditions of developing countries and their impact on health services. A major focus of the course is the evolutions of primary health care and alternative responses to health problems. Other topics addressed include structural adjustment, population dynamics, child survival policies, water and sanitation, AIDS, appropriate technologies, international organizations, traditional healing, pharmaceutical policy, and human resources development. The material is presented in a format that includes both guest lecturers and case studies. Content of the discussions is shaped by the international experience of the students and lecturers. (HSERV/EPI 531)
Not offered this academic year.