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Global Health Perspectives

office of international programs

Quito, Ecuador

This seminar involves an in depth study of global health policy from the perspective of the various stakeholders: populations, governments, NGOs, health care providers and health educators. Socio-cultural, political, economic, legal and ethical perspectives will be addressed. Current public health issues and new models for providing health care provide a backdrop to consider creative policy solutions to current problems and challenges for the future. Using a case-based approach, students analyze and develop policy options for addressing global health care issues and create strategies for improving the health of specific populations.

The seminar analyzes and discusses global political, social and economic events specifically as they effect health care across the world. It also analyzes and discusses the role of international and governmental organizations and other stakeholders as to their impact on health. Students compare and contrast various strategies to expand and educate the global health care workforce. Students also critically evaluate relevant global and country specific legal and ethical issues which arise in health care. Finally, the seminar develops policy analyses of specific global health care issues that affect the international community.

Rosemary Byrne (B.S., M.S.N.) Connell School of Nursing


• 3 credits

• Arrival/Departure: May 25 - June 15

• Nursing major elective

• Course #: NU345


Estimated Student Cost (2013)


Rosemary Byrne, Connell School of Nursing

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