BA in Global Health

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Program description: 

The Program combines a core focus on global health with specialized options.
Interdisciplinary courses address the factors that affect health ranging from social determinants of health (e.g. poverty and human rights), to biology (e.g. genetics) and social and political systems.

Specialized concentrations include: Global E-Health; Global Health Policy, Management and Systems; Global Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; and Global Health and the Environment. A fourth year practicum offers hands on experience.

Graduates gain skills in epidemiology, determinants of health, critical thinking, health economics and policy, health research methods, ethics and law. Students gain an understanding of complex systems, global health architecture, comparative health systems, health information and communication technology, challenges of community empowerment in resource-poor settings, health care financing and health sector reform across cultures and countries. Online and blended courses.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health