Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for Spring 2020
Scholarship Application deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019
Gender, Economic Inequality & Health
- This course investigates the current state of the global economy with a focus on how economic inequality produces wide disparities in health risk, access to healthcare and clinical outcomes. It also explores how domestic and global structures related to economic trade and migration create dysfunctional healthcare delivery systems. Students leave the course understanding why transnational struggles for a single standard of care for all people will heal inequality in our global society.
- This class situates professional nursing within the broader global context of the transnational care economy. Students will learn about the intimate nature of care work and identify how intensive physical labor, person-to-person communication and human touch pose a challenge to market-driven efforts to increase profit-making through mechanization and exploitation of nurses, migrant and precarious workers. It identifies strategies that care workers have used to improve working conditions and their ability to deliver safe, therapeutic and effective care both domestically and globally.
The Global Pharmaceutical Economy & Health
- This class interrogates the political-economic context in which Big Pharma has evolved and the ethical implications of market based health care. It prepares students to advocate for research and fair distribution of life-saving medicines as a necessary component of an equitable healthcare system.
*Classes begin Tuesday, January 21, 2020.