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HST 431
Infections and Inequalities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Health

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Erica C. James, Arup K. Chakraborty
Time:
TBD
Location:
TBD
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
None
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
3-0-9 (G-Level Credit)
Harvard Units:
Unknown
Examines case studies in infectious disease outbreaks to demonstrate how human health is a product of multiple determinants, such as biology, sociocultural and historical factors, politics, economic processes, and the environment. Analyzes how structural inequalities render certain populations vulnerable to illness and explores the moral and ethical dimensions of public health and clinical interventions to promote health.