Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Intl Health & Social Issues
H172 | 6431 | Kay


HPER 172 Intl Health & Social Issues

Applied Health Science

PREREQUISITIES:  None

CLASS MEETS:  TR  11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Noy S. Kay, HPER 116, (812) 855-2156

E-MAIL:  noyskay@indiana.edu

REQUIRED TEXTS:

1.  Basch, Paul F. (1999). Textbook of International Health, Oxford
University Press.

2.  Course Packet

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course covers world health problems and efforts being made to
achieve aptimal health for all.  It will expose students to health
concerns of non-western and non-dominant cultures.  Population
dynamics, vital statistics, global disease patterns and analysis of
variations among nations, will be considered in analyzing the health
status of people and communities around the world.

PURPOSE OF COURSE:

It is the purpose of this course to sensitize students to world
health problems and what worldwide efforts are being made to achieve
optimal health for all.  It is also the purpose of this course to
expose students to non-western or non-dominant cultures and to
examine such influences as worldwide politics and economics on the
health status of people and communities.

COURSE EVALUATION:

Required:

1.  3 Exams                             150 points
2.  Reaction to guest speakers
(need to write 4 speakers)        40 points
3.  Tropical Diseases                    10 points
4.  Current Issues in International
Health and Social Issues             10 points
5.  In class activities                  20 points
6.  Attendance                           20 points

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE    250