GEN2009 - Battles in a Contagious World: Challenges of Global Public Health

學分: 3
時間: 45小時
先修單元: Nil
The module examines the origin and impact of infectious diseases in our vibrant world since the early fifteenth century. The module attempts to explore the socio-economic, cultural, environmental, and geopolitical aspects that have led to the emergence of global epidemics. Topics cover early modern trans-continental exchanges, imperialism and global contagion, global conflicts and epidemics, establishment of global health institutions before/after the Second World War, and the social impact of the twenty-first-century infectious challenges such as SARS, avian flu, and H1N1.
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. examine how epidemics have shaped our world;

  2. evaluate the globalization’s role in facilitating the emergence of global infectious diseases;

  3. apply various economic, historical, political, and economic approaches to critically analyze the evolution of global contagion; and

  4. reflect upon and critically consider the implications of contemporary global health challenges on our society.