May 30, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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IHS 2235 - Cross Cultural Issues in Tropical Diseases

This course introduces students to the concept of culture as a relevant framework for understanding human behavior in relation to health. It will focus on biological, environmental, cultural, social, and political aspects relevant to tropical diseases, including prevention, treatment and control. Finally, the course will discuss the importance of these issues in health interventions and in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion projects.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Compare the agendas for action for malaria, Chagas disease, and schistosomiasis prevention, treatment, and control in specific cultural settings.
  • Examine the role of culture in health interventions and health promotion projects planning.
  • Explain political, cultural, and social factors associated with tropical diseases.
  • Identify general biological, social, and cultural characteristics of tropical diseases.
  • Identify the basic components of the program planning process and ways to introduce cultural sensitive perspectives in each of them.

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