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2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PUBH 230 - Comparative Health Care Systems

Only in France (3 credits)
This seminar-style course examines health systems from a comparative perspective taking into account historical, cultural, social, economic, and political factors that influence original design, recent reforms and evolution, and contemporary issues in the various systems under study. The primary goal is to expand students’ understanding of health care systems around the world and to enhance their critical reading and thinking about them in general and in particular. An important theme will be to analyze current problems and issues in the U.S. with a view to imagining solutions and ways of improving/reforming the system. This comparative and international perspective aims to situate both the U.S. and French systems in a wider context while at the same time having particular relevance to students’ professional pursuits giving them a first-hand look at the French system at work during their time abroad. Prerequisite:   (for public health majors only). Fall, spring.