SO/HE 347 - Health & Community
This course will focus on and provide insight into health and healthcare within community settings in South Africa. The socio-economic landscape of South Africa will be introduced, in order to provide a backdrop for how healthcare is delivered within different communities in South Africa and the prevailing diseases found within these communities. It will also briefly touch upon healthcare for people with disabilities, a field which is rarely addressed in Southern Africa, along with identifying differences in healthcare provision for people with disabilities in South Africa and the United States. Additionally, the course shall introduce examples from other Southern African countries, to provide perspective on differences/similarities in community health in the region. The course will also provide exposure to healthcare organizations that focus on addressing the healthcare needs of some of Southern Africa’s most vulnerable populations: women, children and those with disabilities.
NOTE: This course is offered during the regular semester and in the summer. For summer sections, the course schedule is condensed, but the content, learning outcomes, and contact hours are the same.