Global Health: Science, Medicine, and the Social Determinants of Health
June 21 - 26, 2020
Global Health will address the intersection of health and social justice. Zika, Ebola, vaccinations, gun violence – public health issues are daily headlines. This program will challenge you to consider remedies and debate the merits of medical vs. social solutions. You’ll gain first-hand experience and have the opportunity to work with your peers to identify and address public health issues. This course is essential for students considering a future in medicine, health policy and creating solutions for suffering or ill people.
During this program you will:
- Engage with the Brandeis tradition of academic and artistic achievement, robust debate, diversity and justice.
- Benefit from stimulating classroom discussions and supplementary site visits.
- Hear from guest lecturers, panelists, and participate in field trips around Greater Boston.
- Acquire an understanding of the social determinants of health, and the tools public health officials most frequently use.
- Learn about the wide variety of endeavors that experts in this field tackle.
- Breakfast: 8 - 9:00 a.m.
- Course Time: 9 a.m. - noon
- Lunch: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
- Small Group Reflection: 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
- Guest Lecture: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
- Dinner: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
- Small Group Time: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Project Time: 7 - 9:00 p.m.
- In Residence Hall: 9:30 p.m.