The module serves as an introduction to the linkages between gender, globalization and health.
The module will:
provide you with background information regarding globalization (including key terms and definitions)
contextualize issues relevant to health care professionals
provide two cases to illustrate the connections between gender, globalization and health
Emphasis will be placed on understanding the intersections and consequent opportunities for health improvement from the level of individual to population.
So... what does globalization mean??
Globalization is a buzzword frequently used by the media and for most people it evokes images of:
easy worldwide travel
McDonald’s french fries available in most countries
However, it’s difficult to think of an exact definition.