Global Health Law and Policy (SC)

Section 1, Spring 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/15
Credits: 1

Course Description

This short course 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.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
Description: An open-book/notes take-home exam on the course material will be distributed in a sealed envelope on the last day of class. Upon opening the envelope, students will be on their honor to take no more than 3 hours to draft answer(s) and submit via EXPO thereafter. The deadline for submission will be no later than noon two weeks after the last class session.
Final Exam Notes:

An open-book/notes take-home exam on the course material will be distributed in a sealed envelope on the last day of class. Upon opening the envelope, students will be on their honor to take no more than 3 hours to draft answer(s) and submit via EXPO thereafter. The deadline for submission will be no later than noon two weeks after the last class session.


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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

Schedule No.
118219181
Law No.
LAW7776
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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