Global health

Numbering Code G-LAS13 80008 LE90 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Graduate students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Wed.3
Instructor name POUDYAL, Hemant (Graduate School of Medicine Senior Lecturer)
NAKAYAMA TAKEO (Graduate School of Medicine Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course is provided in English by the Global Health Interdisciplinary Unit. It includes a wide variety of classes to provide students with insight into global health challenges. Students will be introduced to the socio-cultural, economic, political, and environmental factors that globally affect the health of populations. A series of guest speakers will be drawn from diverse fields to share their expertise. We welcome students from all faculties and graduate schools.
Course Goals To gain a wide range of perspectives and critical knowledge about current global health issues. Students will be able to understand why tackling global health issues is such an important endeavor to reduce poverty, build stronger economies, and promote peace.
Schedule and Contents In principle, we will cover the following topics:

1. Introduction: Why study global health?
2. Understanding the social determinants of health
3. Achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals
4. Infectious Disease
5. Non-communicable diseases
6. Sexual and Reproductive Health
7. Global Health and Medical Anthropology
8. The Environment and Health
9. Human Ecology and Global Health
10. Role of Innovation and Technology in Changing People’s lives
11. Global Health and Aging
12. Migration and Global Health
13. Natural Disasters and Global Health Challenges
14. Public-Private Partnership in Global Health
15. Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy -The course is presented in lecture/group discussion format
-Each class is provided by an expert in the field
-All sessions are conducted in English
-All lectures will be conducted as live lectures through Zoom.
-Attendance is mandatory for all lectures except for exceptional circumstances.
-Grading is based on Term Paper (70%) and participation in discussion sessions (30%).
-See the course homepage on PandA for details of attendance, term paper, and course contact information.
Course Requirements Ability to read, write and discuss in English.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) None.
Textbooks Textbooks/References There is no official textbook for this course. But, the following books can be used as reference:
-Richard Skolnik. 2015. Global Health 101. 3rd ed, Essential Public Health. Jones & Bartlett Learning (Medical Library)
-リチャード スコルニク著. グローバルヘルス : 世界の健康と対処戦略の最新動向

Class handouts will be available.
References, etc. Global Health 101 3rd Edition, Richard Skolnik, ( Jones&Bartlett Learning), 2016(2017年度中に翻訳書が「グローバルヘルス-世界の健康の現状と展望」(仮題)として、木原正博、木原雅子監訳で、メディカル・サイエンス・インターナショナル社から出版予定。
Global Health 101 3rd Edition, Richard Skolnik, (Jones & Bartlett Learning), ISBN:978-1284050547
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