Catalogue 2016 - 2017

ILP 238 Global Health and Technology


3 cr.

Course Description

This course provides a multidisciplinary study of the intersection between global health issues and the technologies being developed to resolve them. Major questions that will be addressed during the course include: (1) What are the major health problems facing the world today? (2) Who pays for healthcare and how does this vary regionally? (3) How can technology be used to solve global health issues? The course content and assignments reflect the integrated liberal and professional approach to learning through graphical analysis of biomedical data, examination of cultural and economic issues, and both written and oral communications regarding the social implications of technology development.

At the conclusion of the course, students embark on a faculty-led trip to Guatemala, where they investigate healthcare in the region.