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CABI: CAB Abstracts® and Global Health®

Subjects: Specialized bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health research and practice.
Contents: Derived from over 6,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 2 million scientific records*from 1973 to the present. More than 160,000 records are added each year, and over 95% of these records include an abstract.

 

Introduction to Global Health Studies

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The sources compiled in this guide offer an entry point into the study of Global Health at Allegheny College.

What is Global Health?

Global Health Studies is an interdivisional, interdisciplinary program that promotes a multidimensional understanding of local and Global Health issues, particularly in low-resource regions. It emphasizes the links between health and patterns of economic and social development, and brings together courses on the environment, ethics, politics, economics, society, and culture. The major and minor aim to foster 1) an understanding of disease causation and prevention; 2) awareness of the transnational dimensions of health and disease; 3) comprehension of the relationship between health and the built and natural environments; 4) an ethical outlook that promotes sensitivity to the culture of local communities; 5) firsthand knowledge of real-life Global Health work; and 6) an appreciation of the political, historical, social, behavioral, scientific, and cultural aspects of health in the search for sustainable solutions .

 

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