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SCIĀ 466. Global Health Challenges. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will explore the unique global health challenges we are facing today. As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the status of health worldwide has begun to decline. This course will present some of the complexities facing the global health community from a variety of perspectives. A brief history of global health will be given, with particular attention to environmental degradation, especially the correlation between these changes and adverse effects of health and disease transmission. Social issues including literacy and cultural values will also be discussed in relation to effects on health. Selected communicable diseases and zoonotic and emerging diseases will be highlighted, along with current efforts to stop the spread of these diseases within the global community. Selected epidemiological studies will be emphasized to ensure that students are able to comprehend and appraise research in this field. For qualified students, this course may be taken as a 500 level graduate content course. Permission of the instructor is required.
Prerequisites: One of the following courses: SCI 251, SCI 351, SCI 356, SCI 362 or SCI 377, and junior standing or permission of the instructor
Session Cycle: Fall
Yearly Cycle: Annual.