Section Information for Fall 2019
This hybrid course offers an introductory approach to understanding and exploring the interrelationship of health, medicine and society using systems thinking frameworks and human-centered design tools.
Systems-thinking is a mindset that is grounded in the reality that we live in webs of interdependence between social, cultural, economic, environmental linkages: environmental changes impact disease emergence, malnutrition, and diarrheal disease; decision-making related to food and nutrition is influenced by where people live and household power dynamics; obesity and the opioid epidemic have multiple causes and require multiple solutions; access to early childhood education can be impeded by a family’s immigration status.
Using principles of systems-thinking, application of design-thinking tools, and drawing from actual systems-thinking designs from the instructor’s work and other guest presenters, students will create their own design challenge document to address or solve a school, work, or community health, education, or social challenge.
INTS 375 DL1 is a hybrid course that meets on campus once a week and requires addition online coursework.
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