ANTH402 - RSRCH SKILLS GLBL HLTH

While political borders remain, social and human borders fall with the increasing movement of people, ideas, and resources across geographies. What is global becomes local. While biomedical and counting sciences advance, the human experience and influence remain core to understanding behavior, beliefs, and awareness. What is human remains paramount. The Maya Western Highlands of Guatemala are undergoing health changes (trauma, maternal-infant health, diabetes, mental health) through economic development and continued human migration to and from the US. The Cobbs Creek neighborhood in West Philadelphia is also facing epidemics of non-communicable diseases. In this context, Applied Skills in Global Community Health will provide academic and professional skills development in understanding the role of culture, history and politics in the health of a population in transition (demographic, nutritional, epidemiologic, economic). Classroom work will occur in the spring of each year combined with a short (1 wk) or long term(10 wk) field experiences in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. In addition students will examine health and community research in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia. Participation in field work required, Spanish language proficiency required for 10 week field school option
Section 301 - SEM - RSRCH SKILLS GLBL HLTH: APPLIED RESEARCH SKILLS IN GLOBAL COMMUNITY HEALTH
W 0200PM-0330PM
BREAM, KENT
BARG, FRANCES
HARNWELL COLLEGE HOUSE M10