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MED 194/294 Global Health: Through an Equity Lens

Course Description


In this course, current topics of global health will be discussed while focusing on an equity lens. Topics include decolonizing global health, climate and vulnerable populations, the poverty trap, inequities in reproductive rights, inequities for child health as well as global gender and racial disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions will include lectures from experts in the field, student presentations, and class discussions.

This course will be taught by Dean of Global Health, Michele Barry and Dr. Geoffrey Tabin, Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Medicine and co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project. Course enrollment is open to medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students (2-3 Units).


Eligibility and Requirements

This course is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and medical students. All students will be expected to participate in discussions weekly. Students can take the course for two or three units. Students enrolling in the course for a third unit will be expected to give a presentation and submit a final paper.

This class counts as required coursework towards the Global Health Scholarly Concentration for medical students.


Contact Us

Questions can be directed to the Course Manager Yosefa Gilon,