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Fall 1 2009

Department of Global Health and Population
Dr. R. Cash
2.5 credits
Lectures, case studies. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

How is global health defined? What are its historical roots and modern manifestations? Which are the major contemporary issues and debates on policies and practices? These questions are addressed in this introductory course that defines the scope of the field, highlights contemporary issues, and reviews selective case studies of global health policies and practices. The course begins with an examination of world health and development and the rapid health transitions taking place. Key contemporary issues are critically examined--burden of disease, primary health care, disease control, child survival, pharmaceutical policy and essential drugs, health policy, and the evolving roles of international and non-governmental organizations. Interspersed throughout are several case studies of challenges facing the modern practice of global health.

Course Note: This introductory course helps prepare students for other global health offerings, including GHP244 and GHP251. (5.06)

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 1 2008

Department of Population and International Health
Dr. R. Cash
2.5 credits
Lectures, case studies. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

How is international health defined? What are its historical roots and modern manifestations? Which are the major contemporary issues and debates on policies and practices? These questions are addressed in this introductory course that defines the scope of the field, highlights contemporary issues, and reviews selective case studies of international health policies and practices. The course begins with an examination of world health and development and the rapid health transitions taking place. Key contemporary issues are critically examined - burden of disease, primary health care, disease control, child survival, pharmaceutical policy and essential drugs, health policy, and the evolving roles of international and non-governmental organizations. Interspersed throughout are several case studies of challenges facing the modern practice of international health.
Course Note: This introductory course helps prepare students for other international health offerings, including PIH244 and PIH251. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 1 2007

Department of Population and International Health
Dr. R. Cash
2.5 credits
Lectures, case studies. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

How is international health defined? What are its historical roots and modern manifestations? Which are the major contemporary issues and debates on policies and practices? These questions are addressed in this introductory course that defines the scope of the field, highlights contemporary issues, and reviews selective case studies of international health policies and practices. The course begins with an examination of world health and development and the rapid health transitions taking place. Key contemporary issues are critically examined - burden of disease, primary health care, disease control, child survival, pharmaceutical policy and essential drugs, health policy, and the evolving roles of international and non-governmental organizations. Interspersed throughout are several case studies of challenges facing the modern practice of international health.
Course Note: This introductory course helps prepare students for other international health offerings, including PIH244 and PIH251. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2006

Department of Population and International Health
Dr. R. Cash
2.5 credits
Lectures, case studies. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

How is international health defined? What are its historical roots and modern manifestations? Which are the major contemporary issues and debates on policies and practices? These questions are addressed in this introductory course that defines the scope of the field, highlights contemporary issues, and reviews selective case studies of international health policies and practices. The course begins with an examination of world health and development and the rapid health transitions taking place. Key contemporary issues are critically examined - burden of disease, primary health care, disease control, child survival, pharmaceutical policy and essential drugs, health policy, and the evolving roles of international and non-governmental organizations. Interspersed throughout are several case studies of challenges facing the modern practice of international health.
Course Note: This introductory course helps prepare students for other international health offerings, including PIH244 and PIH251. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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