Location: Gailhac 1018
This course, HPR 588: Special Topics Global Health -- Iceland, will examine major global health challenges, programs and policies. Students will analyze current and emerging global health priorities, including emerging infectious diseases, poverty, conflicts and emergencies, health inequity, health systems reform, and major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion. The course will culminate with a trip to Iceland, a leader in global health policy and promotion. The stark contrast between the United States and Iceland will provided students with a clear understanding of how health policies affect populations. Specifically, students will explore how maternal and child health policies, education policies, as well as cultural practices and mores make Icelandic people one of the safest, happiest and healthiest populations in the world. Students will also participate in a variety of activities that showcase Iceland’s unique natural beauty and Icelandic people’s connection to the environment.