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3003

Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues

Complex global health problems can often only be addressed through approaches that go beyond traditional health science disciplines. Whether responding to emerging pandemics, food insecurity, maternal mortality, or civil society collapse during conflict, solutions often lie at the interface of animal, environmental, and human health.

In this course, students will examine the fundamental challenges to addressing complex global health problems in the world's poorest countries. Together, we will seek practical solutions at the nexus of human, animal, and ecological health. While there isn't a single "right" solution to grand challenges, progress can be made through an interdisciplinary perspective with emphasis on ethical and cultural sensitivity, and on understanding their complexities. This exploration will help students propose realistic actions that could be taken to resolve these issues.

 

What Students are Saying

“I realized what it means to work on a problem that matters, to feel passion for one’s work, and that it’s something you can’t stop working on when there is the potential to solve problems for real people in the world.”

Course Details

Meeting Time: Fall 2017, Thursdays from 3:35 p.m. - 6:35 p.m.

Location: East Bank 

Liberal Education Theme: Global Perspectives

Topics: Global, Environmental, Animal, and Human Health

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Textbooks: must be a junior, senior, or graduate student

Professors: Cheryl Robertson & Fred Rose