Mar 29, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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IHS 2210 - Introduction to Global Health

This course provides a broad overview of global patterns of disease and the factors that influence health. Students examine how culture shapes health behavior, health intervention and health policy. Students learn about different health systems and regional health indicators. Students evaluate the role of culture in health intervention through a variety of case examples from different countries. In doing so, the course exposes students to issues relating to social, cultural, and environmental determinants of health.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Intercultural Explorations, Pillar: Social or Behavioral Sciences
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to describe the cultural, social and environmental determinants of health.
  • Students will be able to explain how the principles and measurements of global health demonstrate the connection between health disparities and development.
  • Students will be able to describe the impact of social policy and health systems on healthcare delivery and health outcomes across the globe.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the relationship between economies, social and cultural environments and patterns of health and disease.
  • Students will be able to analyze the roles of individuals, the community, non-governmental, governmental and international agencies in health promotion, disease prevention and epidemic management.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate openness, curiosity and empathy towards people from cultures different from their own in the context of health behavior, practices and environment.

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