Biological Sciences 428: The Biology of Health from a Global Perspective
Summer 2016 in Oxford, England
2016 Dates: July 7 - August 2, 2016
The program will encompass five themes: challenges in global health, health policy and public health, tropical medicine, vaccinology, and international development and health.
Students will be introduced to the major diseases and risks to health in developing world countries, learn to understand the risk factors for premature death in these countries and review the major prevention strategies and challenges for control of these diseases. Students will also examine policy issues and determinants of public health and health policy in international health, and acquire an introduction to tropical infectious diseases and review the strategies used to treat these diseases in resource-limited settings. The course will review the availability and use of vaccination in disease control in developing countries and the current impact of vaccination programs. Finally, students will learn to situate health in its wider social, economic and political context and acquire a basic understanding of the intimate, bi-directional relationship between health and development processes.
The program will encompass five themes: challenges in global health, health policy and public health, tropical medicine, vaccinology, and international development and health and will be taught by the Oxford University faculty.
• Student must be on a pre-health track emphasis
• Enrolled at USC for the Fall 2016 Semester
• USC cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
We will do 3 information sessions to give potential students a better idea of what this course has to offer. Former students will also be there to share their experiences and answer questions. The dates and times will be announced.
Monday, December 7 4-5 PM Info Session VKC 211
Monday, January 18 8-9 PM Info Session VKC 160
Thursday, January 28 7-8 PM Info Session VKC 160
Friday, January 29 Applications Due to Pre-Health Office by 11 AM
The week of Feb 1 Interviews
Friday, February 5 Decisions announced
Friday, February 12 $500 Non-refundable deposit charged to student's account
For an application, please email Judy Haw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Anticipated Program Costs
For the 2015 Program Syllabus (2016 syllabus should be similiar)
Proposed Program Side Trips for Summer 2016
For further information on this course and to apply, contact: Judy Haw: email@example.com.