OTS South Africa

Global Health Issues in South Africa

OTS Global Health Issues in South Africa

The summer program is a four-week course which will be offered twice in Summer 2017.

Summer Session I: May 27, 2017 – June 25, 2017 (fly from US May 26 to arrive 5/27 in JNB)

Summer Session II: July 5, 2017 – August 3, 2017 (fly from US July 4 to arrive 7/5)

Global Health Issues in South Africa Duke University—Global Health GLHLTH 382A - CCI, EI, SS

This program focuses on three major themes: the health system in South Africa; the clinical, social, and political aspects of the country’s most prevalent infectious diseases; and the roles of traditional healers. The program employs the lenses of biomedicine, medical anthropology, and public health to provide a critical interdisciplinary perspective on these issues. You will attend lectures, participate in field trips, and engage in independent studies. As often as possible, the course coordinator and other experts will conduct class in the field, coordinating the material with visits to appropriate sites so that you can connect theory to experience. Collaborative research projects will give you the chance to work in groups to formulate a question, design a strategy to answer it, carry out three days of field research, analyze the data, and then present the project in the form of a scientific report. At the end of the program, you will deliver your results at a symposium.