Languages of International Development: Healthcare and Voluntary Work
Universidad de Sevilla
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The course will examine a range of international development topics related to Healthcare and
Medicine around the globe. We will explore contemporary issues affecting the institutions that provide
healthcare and the people who seek health services. We will also look into the how international
development takes place and is developed, why it is necessary, and how it is related to healthcare.
The course will consist 2 modules twice per week of 2 hours that will cover the topics mentioned in the
syllabus. The material will be covered with classroom lectures, discussions, assigned readings,
documentary screenings and a presentation of a specific development initiative developed by the
1. Introduction: What are international development, official development assistance and issues related
2. A history of international development from World War II to the present with a look at decolonization
and the cold war.
3. A look at different healthcare models and the state of medicine around the globe.
4. What is the role of international development on international relations and the role of the UN, G-20
countries and other international organizations.
5. An in-depth look into how international development happens and how projects come to fruition
from the creation of a project to the financing and execution.
6. Key issues for international development and their effect on regional health.
7. A look into specific cases of international development both successful and not and analysis of the
8. What does the future hold for international development as a whole and more specifically, healthcare
initiatives and possible consequences.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.