HST.934 Introduction to Global Medicine: Bioscience, Technologies, Disparities, Strategies


Class Info

Explores basic themes in social medicine via a specific examination of issues in global medicine. The course takes as its challenge to understand new paradigms for global health that focus on providing complex medical services to treat complicated health conditions (e.g., multi-drug resistant TB, HIV/AIDS, and mental health problems) in low-resource settings. Special attention to the development of new technologies or adapting existing technologies in ways that enable new solutions to global health problems, as well as overcoming barriers to translation of medical technologies for use in settings of great need. Addresses classic themes of social inequalities and health disparities, and issues such as patenting and the development and delivery of pharmaceuticals or other biotechnologies in international context. Presentations by Harvard faculty involved in global health, basic or clinical research with a global reach, or medical humanitarian activities, in addition to class discussion.

This class has no prerequisites.

HST.934 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. J. Good, M. Fischer and E. James.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays in 1-135.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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