Public Health: Policy and Community

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Public Health: Policy and Community

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Field Component, Global Health, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A lower-level Health Studies course, or equivalent, is required for this course. Unofficial transcript submission required.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Now more than ever, increased attention to health disparities has highlighted the critical need for professionals and researchers to improve the health of people and communities around the globe. This course examines individual, collective, environmental, and organizational factors that affect the health of human populations, as well as methods for carrying out research in Public Health. Drawing on humanistic disciplines (such as sociology, pedagogy, ethics) and scientific disciplines (such as statistics, informatics, and data analysis), this course provides a unique environment where cross-disciplinary research in these areas of inquiry can flourish. In addition, the course enables students to bridge classroom training with hands-on experience in Public Health practice, fully embracing a �glocal� approach. Field visits will expose students to Public Health systems and community services at the local, national, and global level. By developing a theoretical framework and participating in on-site visits to Florentine locations, this course promotes a deep understanding of how the complex interplay of cultural, economic, political, and social justice forces can respond to health inequalities and health crisis more efficiently.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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