HLTH3011: Democratizing Healthcare
A Discourse on Equity and Action
Instructor: Amy Hobek & Francoise Knox-Kazimierczuk
Offered: Spring 2024
Requires a study tour to Germany or Switzerland (TBD)
|This course will enable students to better understand healthcare systems around the world and healthcare/public health dilemmas. The focus of this course is on healthcare systems, policies, legislation, the politico-economics, and socio-cultural aspects of healthcare, and the role of everyday citizens in advocating for the health and well-being of society.
This course connects to the UHP’s vision with its focus on global healthcare systems and the complexities of public healthcare policies within governed systems. This course will provide students with foundational knowledge of varying types of healthcare systems in the world, as well as the inequities that may occur within these systems. With this knowledge, students will be better equipped to face the ethical and clinical dilemmas that healthcare professionals encounter when abiding to the core healthcare principle of “do no harm."