INTS 375: Special Topics

INTS 375-009: Health, Medicine & Society
(Fall 2018)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM R

Robinson Hall B218 - Hybrid

Section Information for Fall 2018

Students will be able to translate the fundamentals of design thinking and use applications of design and systems approaches to solve present-day local or global challenges related to Medicine, Health and Society.  The course will begin with an “unpacking” of the system mechanics of actual health and medical interventions designed and implemented by the course instructor; these include international development projects funded by USAID and the Gates Foundation such as building emergency health clinics after a natural disaster in Pakistan; designing drop-in HIV/AIDS clinics for marginalized populations in Bangladesh; developing a novel male-focused program in Ethiopia to improve the nutrition of infants and young children; developing targeted reproductive health social marketing programs in Guyana; and creating social franchises for the sale and distribution of health products in Nepal.  Using principles of design-thinking, students will create their own design document/framework to address or solve a local or international health challenge with each week taking on a human-centered design task.

INTS 375-009 is a hybrid course that meets on campus once a week and requires addition online coursework.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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