AP/SOSC 3103 3.00
Health: International And Comparative Perspectives
Health is much more than the absence of disease. Health does not lie in the operating room of hospitals or in the laboratories of pharmaceutical companies. Health is the basis for development, but development is, at the same time, the basis for health.
This course discusses the burden of diseases in the Third World, Health transitions, political changes and consequences for health policies, public health, policies and practices and the new changes and reforms, as well as alternative practices and health interventions. It concludes with the challenges for Health in the twenty-first Century.