McMaster University

McMaster University

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Fall Term Courses

Fall Term (September – December)

Students are introduced to emerging challenges in globalization and health. They take four required courses including Global Health Foundations I – in collaboration with Maastricht University, the Netherlands, which encourages an internationally collaborative learning experience.

Students intending to complete their second term on exchange at Maastricht must apply during this term.



GLOB HTH *701 - Global Health Foundations I (in collaboration with Maastricht)

This course addresses policy and interrelated features of the health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries. It explores the relationships between policy development in health, health care, education, economic development, and business management using a case-study approach. Ethical issues in global health are also addressed. Students use web-based synchronous learning platforms and learn with students from partner universities in transcontinental small groups (learning pods). The course involves lectures from faculty and leading experts in the fields of global health, along with group work and student presentations. The Foundations 1 final assignment will be in the form of a group document and a group presentation.

GLOBALST *710 - Globalization: An Introduction

This course introduces students to the cultural, political, social and economic globalizing processes at work in today's world.

HRM *771 - Fundamentals of Health Research and Evaluation Methods (Online)

Students explore and put into practice the major components of health research. They learn to define health concepts, form effective research questions, perform literature reviews, design a study, select study populations, choose measuring instruments, and determine issues such as causality and the effectiveness of clinical and community interventions.

BUS *C721 - Health Policy Analysis

Students examine the field of health policy analysis – specifically as it relates to clinical, administrative and government policy. After establishing a framework by which to analyze policy — which includes consideration of stakeholders, pressure groups, values, institutions, and the media — students study various tools as a means of formulating and evaluating policy. The course applies techniques from business, political science, economics, sociology, epidemiology, and history. Specific policy topics will be presented as illustrations of this management art.

Winter & Summer Terms

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