Languages of International Development: Healthcare and Voluntary Work

Universidad de Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Languages of International Development: Healthcare and Voluntary Work

  • Host University

    Universidad de Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Global Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    OBJECTIVES
    The course will examine a range of international development topics related to Healthcare and
    Medicine around the globe. We will explore contemporary issues affecting the institutions that provide
    healthcare and the people who seek health services. We will also look into the how international
    development takes place and is developed, why it is necessary, and how it is related to healthcare.

    METHODOLOGY
    The course will consist 2 modules twice per week of 2 hours that will cover the topics mentioned in the
    syllabus. The material will be covered with classroom lectures, discussions, assigned readings,
    documentary screenings and a presentation of a specific development initiative developed by the
    students.

    SYLLABUS
    1. Introduction: What are international development, official development assistance and issues related
    to healthcare?
    2. A history of international development from World War II to the present with a look at decolonization
    and the cold war.
    3. A look at different healthcare models and the state of medicine around the globe.
    4. What is the role of international development on international relations and the role of the UN, G-20
    countries and other international organizations.
    5. An in-depth look into how international development happens and how projects come to fruition
    from the creation of a project to the financing and execution.
    6. Key issues for international development and their effect on regional health.
    7. A look into specific cases of international development both successful and not and analysis of the
    same.
    8. What does the future hold for international development as a whole and more specifically, healthcare
    initiatives and possible consequences.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.