Health, Physical Education and Recreation | International Health
H530 | 6485 | Kay


HPER H530 International Health

Applied Health Science

PREREQUISITES:  None

CLASS MEETS:  Tuesday, Thursday, 11:15 A.M. -12:30 P.M.

INSTRUCTOR:  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 optimal 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 prupose 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:

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 (Need two
articles; present to class 1 article)     20 points
5.  In class activities                         20 points
6.  Attendance                                  20 points
7.  Research Project
(Written 75; oral presentation 75)       150 points

Total Points Possible  -  410