Epidemics and International Responses
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5114
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- International Affairs
- Human Rights
- Social Development
This course reviews the interplay between infectious diseases, culture, social and economic development, human rights, technology, and conflict using four infectious diseases that have escaped our efforts of elimination: cholera, AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Other pathogens such as those associated with SARs and cervical cancer will be reviewed briefly and serve as representatives of new diseases to come. Students will learn the science and technology of disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment on a "need to know" basis and connect this knowledge to the regulation and protection of indigenous medical knowledge and resources, the development of synthetic antimicrobials, the move toward more appropriate prevention strategies, and the need for the an essential drugs campaign to prevent epidemics caused by multi-drug resistant pathogens.