June 21 - 26, 2020
Zika -- Ebola -- vaccinations -- food scarcity -- gun violence -- the headlines are filled with the concerns and issues of public health. But how does a public health expert view these crises? When do they decide there is an epidemic? Are solutions medical, social, or both? This scholarly course builds on Brandeis' excellent reputation for medical school preparation, as well as the growing field of public health.
Students will benefit from rigorous lectures, stimulating classroom discussions, and supplementary site visits and speakers. By the close of the week at Brandeis, students will have an understanding of the social determinants of health, the tools public health officials most frequently use, and the wide variety of endeavors that experts in this field tackle. This course is essential for students considering a future in medicine, health policy and creating solutions for suffering or ill people.
Program Fee: $2990In the Brandeis tradition of offering academic access to all students, Global Health seeks to provide a limited number of scholarships to outstanding applicants who otherwise might not be able to afford this exceptional opportunity.