There’s a world of difference in health care across the globe.
Disease, injury, and medical conditions are challenges to all people across the globe. How those conditions are diagnosed and treated — and if diagnosis and treatment are even accessible — is what sets nations apart. In HAD 517, you’ll dive deeper into the similarities and differences of health systems around the world.
To be an effective health care manager in a multicultural and global environment, you’ll need to appreciate the disparities in health care services and systems that exist in many countries and the factors contributing to these differences.
- Political/government and geographic structure
- Demographic structure and health status
- Organized structure of the health care system
- Financing of health care
- Health workforce
- Health systems needs and challenges
- Management implications
As you examine current ethical issues surrounding cost, quality, and global access to health care, you’ll appreciate how advancing international interests, trade, and communications increase our sensitivity and awareness of global health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries.
You’ll prepare an engaging news report based on a current health care topic in the news. You’ll then “editorialize,” giving your thoughts and opinions on how that topic could affect health organizations.
You’ll adopt a public health perspective to explore important global health topics:
- Determinants of health and illness
- Health status indicators
- Health policies
- Health care services and system organization and structure
- Health care services financing and delivery
The promotion of worldwide health addresses humanitarian tradition, but also allows the U.S. to take a leadership role in strengthening global health through education, research, science, and technology.
You’ll develop an understanding of other countries, an awareness of other cultures, and skills to generate collaboration. This knowledge will help you recognize the opportunities that exist for advancing leadership, developing global partnerships, improving global health issues, and engaging in cooperative actions and solutions.
Expand Your Knowledge
During this course, you’ll access a variety of global health-related websites, each of which is an informative source for issues that affect the health care industry as a whole.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) www.who.int/en
- U.S. Agency for International Departments (USAID) www.usaid.gov
- The Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) http://globalhealth.org/
- BBC World News http://www.bbc.com/news/world
- The United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition www.unscn.org
- The Global Health Council www.globalhealth.org
- UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund www.unicef.org/index.php
- The Global Health Map www.healthmap.org/en
- The Crisis Prevention and Recovery portion of the United Nations Development Programme http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/crisispreventionandrecovery/overview.html
- The World Bank www.worldbank.org
Explore this and more in HAD 517.
Sample Course Topics
- The Principles and Goals of Global Health
- Health Education, Economy and Ethical Concerns
- Health Systems/Culture and Health
- The Environment, Nutrition and Global Health
- Women and Children’s Health
- Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
- Unintentional Injuries and Natural Disasters
- Science, Technology and Working to Improve Global Health
What You’ll Learn
Through HAD 517, you’ll develop a framework for studying, analyzing, and comparing national health services and systems.
- Identify and evaluate cultural, historical, geographic, environmental, economic, and political factors that influence health care in specified countries.
- Manifest and illustrate an understanding of health care reform efforts in other countries, and models being used to affect changes.
- Compare and contrast structural and functional designs of health care services and systems in other countries.
- Appreciate different cultures, values, norms, behaviors, communication, and ethical issues.
- Formulate strategies to address select national health care services and system problems and issues.
- Discuss ethnicity, race, class and gender perspectives of select countries, as well as basic concepts of intercultural communication.
- Examine contemporary global health issues.
- Recognize potential solutions to national health care problems.
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