Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW9146
    Sched. No.: 115219170

Global Health Law and Policy*
Section 1
Massaro, Thomas A.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):T, 1600-1800 (SL292)
Capacity:20 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:20 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**

Course Description:

This seminar seeks to provide insight into the challenges of improving the health status of individuals worldwide - especially in low and middle income countries. From the policy and regulatory perspective, it is becoming increasingly clear that improvements in global health are dependent on nations having functional and effective health systems in place. Thus, the discussions will focus on financing, organizing, delivering, and administering health services in environments where resource constraints are significant. Readings will document the unique burden of disease found in these environments, the cultural, political and legal frameworks which exist in these states and will review those low and middle income settings where significant reform is occurring.
In addition the seminar will explore the opportunities available to the more developed world and its institutions to improve the quality of care and the health status of individuals in the low and middle income countries. Those discussions will frame the contexts in which any meaningful set of solutions must be considered.

Material will be drawn from global health and policy sources including the WHO, The World Bank, the Institute of Medicine and the UN as well as the international health law and policy literature. Country examples will be drawn from the literature and the instructor’s personal experience.

QUIREMENT: Substantial research paper

This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.