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Public and Community Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Course Description: 

Introduction to concept of public health as compared with clinical medicine. Within a public health context, the broad distribution of health problems in sub-Saharan Africa as compared with U.S. and Europe. In light of South Africa's status as a new democracy, changes that have occurred in health legislation, policy, and service arenas in past 16 years. Topics include: sector health care delivery, current distribution of infectious and chronic diseases, and issues related to sexual and reproductive health in South Africa. Site visits to public sector health services and health related NGOs.

Subject: 
OSPCPTWN
Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Cape Town
Academic Year: 
2014-2015
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:EC-GlobalCom
Geography: 
South Africa
United States