Sustainable Development & Health: Perspectives from Costa Rica

This course in Costa Rica educates students about health and sustainable development in Costa Rica.

The course “Sustainable Development & Health: Perspectives from Costa Rica” (PM 599, 4 units) is led by Professor Mellissa Withers. The course will explore how climate change, biodiversity loss, migration, sustainable development, and human rights relate to health among populations in Costa Rica.

The group will stay in three different locations in the country and visit local health clinics, public health research institute; governmental public health agencies, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the national children’s hospital, a palm oil plantation, Ministry of Health, the Panama border, indigenous communities and more.

The course is available to all USC graduate and medical students and exceptional undergraduate students.

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