PUM8306 Frontiers in Global Health Policy
This course gives students an in‐depth, interdisciplinary examination of frontiers in global health policy issues and actors. The field of global health policy has been radically transformed over the last several decades through an unprecedented increase in international aid for health programs in developing countries, along with a general rise in interest in global health issues coming from governments, multilateral organizations civil society, and the private sector. The changes have had tremendous impact on w, ellbeing, brought new visibility and new legitimacy to the study and practice of global health, but have also highlighted and sometimes exacerbated issues of policy and practice.
Through lectures, readings and class discussion students will be exposed to the history, theory and practice of Frontiers of Global Health Policy from the perspectives of public health, economics, and international relations. Students will deepen their understanding through researching case studies and engaging in debates on present day topics and controversies in the course.