Universität Wien FIND

140392 SE VM3 / VM8 - Global Health and Development (2017S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
SGU

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 14.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Dienstag 28.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Dienstag 25.04. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Dienstag 09.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Dienstag 23.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Dienstag 13.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Dienstag 27.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The aim of the course is to introduce students to contemporary literature on global health and development with a particular focus on the extent and causes of inequalities in population health between and within countries. The concepts of economic wealth and health will be explored taking historical factors into consideration. Students will have a chance to review and discuss the impact of more than US$30 billion spent annually in external development assistance for improving health. The instructors will share their own field experiences in development.

The course consists of assigned readings (English texts), short lectures by instructors, presentations by students and guided in-class discussions.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance, written assignments and presentations.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

A basic background in economics, politics and statistics is an advantage. A good command of written and spoken English is required. Guidance will be given how to read effectively and efficiently.

Prüfungsstoff

The course is divided into three parts. Part I describes and documents changes in global health since the start of industrial revolution. Focuses will be on: the extent of present-day health inequalities between and within countries; and technical challenges involved in measuring population health and health inequality. Part II examines the major factors that influence population health including economic and political development and the forces associated with globalization. Malaria and HIV/AIDS will be used as case studies. Part III considers whether external development assistant has been mostly helpful or possibly harmful in improving population health in low income countries and in lessening health inequalities.

Students will be assessed base on: regular attendance, active participation in class, short papers (<2 pages) and/or presentation on assigned readings and topics; and 1 long paper (<20 pages).

Literatur

Books used as the main reader:

Angust Deaton, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013.

Randall M. Pakard, The Making of a Tropical Disease. Baltimore. MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

Selected article (other articles will be introduced during the course)

Institute of Medicine (USA), “Understanding Population Health and its Determinants,” Ch. 2 in The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century (Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine, 2002), pp. 46-95.

Thomas McKeown et al., “An Interpretation of the Decline of Mortality in England and Wales during the Twentieth Century,” Population Studies, vol. 29, 3 (November 1975), pp. 391-422.

Simon Szreter, “The Importance of Social Intervention in Britain’s Mortality Decline. 1850-1914: a Reinterpretation of the Role of Public Health,” Social History of Medicine, vol. 1, 1, pp. 1-38.

David E. Bloom & David Canning, “The Health and Wealth of Nations,” Science, vol. 287 (18 February 2000), pp. 1207-9.

Global Burden of Disease 2013 Collaborative, “Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013,” Lancet, vol. 385 (10 January 2015), pp. 117-71.

Jeffrey Sachs & Pia Malaney, “The economic and social burden of malaria,” Nature, vol. 415 (7 February 2002), pp. 680-85.

Michael Marmot, “Health in an unequal world,” Lancet, vol. 336 (9th December 2006), pp. 2081-94.

Michael Murphy et al., “The Widening Gap in Mortality by Educational Level in the Russian Federation, 1980-2001,” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 96, 7 (July 2006), pp. 1293-99.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

VM3, VM8; MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies, Modul Vertiefung 2

Letzte Änderung: Fr 07.07.2017 10:09