Power and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

GMS MA 670

The aim of this course is to examine the socio-political, economic, historical and public health dimensions that have promoted or jeopardized people's wellbeing in Latin America and the Caribbean. This course will introduce students to historical and contemporary debates around the right to health in this region. We will explore the origin and theoretical foundations of the social movement known as Latin American Social Medicine (LASM) and the historical role it has played in promoting health and advancing the right to health in Latin America. Students will explore the political economy of health theory, and the theoretical frameworks of critical medical anthropology and of LASM to study health and disease. Ethnographies and accompanying articles from various disciplines will guide a critical exploration of the connections between health disparities, social justice, and health as a human right in the region. 3 cr, Fall sem. Th 12:30-3:15, Charles River Campus

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Laurens IEC B07 W 2:30 pm-5:15 pm held at Crc

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