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Globalization and Health: Economic Development

Course Status

East Baltimore
3rd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

Biostatistics (620 series or higher). Expertise with Stata.

Take this course if you are interested in knowing how inequalities in health and burden of disease are affected by change as countries economically develop and by the forces of globalization. Suitable for students in public health and social sciences disciplines.
Explores how economic development affects global burden of disease and human capital. Focuses on the relationship between economic growth, health, human capital achievement, and socioeconomic inequalities in health. Divided into three parts; the first part examines the effect of wealth on health, as well as, how better health influences human capital and income. The second part examines socioeconomic inequalities in health, primarily focusing on theories of how income inequalities affect health, and the measurement of socioeconomic inequalities in health. Finally, the third and last part examines policy strategies to improve investments in human capital and reduce income inequalities.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Understand how economic development affects health and human capital
  2. Know theoretical underpinnings of how socioeconomic inequalities affect health
  3. Apply analytical tools related to measurement of living standards, measurement of health inequalities, and use of household surveys
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 60% Assignments
  • 10% Participation
  • 30% Final Exam