Stephen A. Bezruchka
G H 500
Explores issues relevant to global health; themes vary by quarter. Required course for global health MPH and global health certificate students. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
This quarter’s presentations relate to the theme of Global Health Challenges related to: Nation States, Neoliberalism, Immigration and Refugees.
Student learning goals
describe the relevance neoliberalism to global health among rich and poor nations
analyse the development of the New Washington Consensus
list reasons for surges in immigration from poor countries to rich ones, and relate the right of return for refugees
evaluate mental health issues among undocumented immigrants
clarify appropriate factors for providing competent health care for immigrants and refugees
critique consumer sovereignty as a corporate response to global health
General method of instruction
An invited speaker presents for up to an hour material related to that day's topic. The rest of the time is devoted to discussion among the students.
Some speakers may give prefatory readings which may appear on the course website.
Class assignments and grading
To get credit, you have to come to the sessions. As well you need to find three academic papers related to our theme of the quarter. One or two papers should be related to the Global Health Challenges related to: Nation States, Neoliberalism and one or two papers related to the Global Health Challenges related to: Immigration and Refugees. Submit a total of three. After you read each paper, write a one-page reflection (double-spaced, 1 inch margins, Times New Roman). Link the paper to the remarks of one or more of the speakers. Be sure to list the FULL CITATION of the paper you read. Put your name & date on the header of the assignment. Please submit two of your descriptions on Friday, February 22. The remaining one is due Monday, March 18, 2013. Load the first paper to Assignment #1, the second paper to Assignment #2, the third paper to Assignment #3. If you miss a class, watch the video on the web page http://globalhealth.washington.edu/gh-500-winter-2013 and write a paragraph or so about what the speaker talked about. Load your paragraph description for Assignment #4.
Credit is given for coming to class and completing the assignment.