Human Rights and Global Health

PEDS
223
Instructors
Patenaude, B. (PI)
Section Number
1
Open to medical students, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates. Examines the newly emerging field of human rights and global health, beginning with the essential background into the field of human rights, and the recent emergence of health as a human right. Emphasis is on the pioneering work of Dr. Paul Farmer and Partners in Health and the challenge he and his organization have posed to the conventional wisdom about approaches to combating poor health and disease worldwide. Topics include the "big three" infectious diseases -- tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS -- as well as emerging infectious diseases, clean water and sanitation, and malnutrition and famine.
Grading
Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Units
3
Graduate
Course Tags
Contemporary Issues
Academic Year
Quarter
Spring
Section Days
Tuesday
Start Time
1:30 PM
End Time
4:30 PM
Location
Li Ka Shing Center, room 306