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Summer 2017 Tufts Course List

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Tufts Credit:
       1.0 course credits is equal to 4 semester hours at other institutions
       0.5 course credits is equal to 2 semester hours at other institutions
Course Numbers:
        0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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Title:   Complex Systems Approach      

Course Number:      NU 018701
Campus: Boston-Health   
Room: TBA

Course Description:
Understanding healthcare systems is key to recognizing the role of nutrition in healthcare. Healthcare-related issues, such as the nature of healthcare systems, the social determinants of health, shifting demographics and the challenges of healthcare access are multiple, complex and they represent one of the greatest challenges of our time. This course will employ a complex system perspective to cover topics like healthcare policy, healthcare systems design and the essentials of healthcare management from a wide range of models, cultures and settings. From this perspective, the evolving relationships between patients, physicians, hospitals, insurers, employers, communities, and government will be explored. The role of nutrition science and nutrition delivery will also be examined within this framework. The intensive one-week course will call for the active participation of all class members through engagement in individual and group activities, debates and discussions. Students will be assigned reading to be completed in advance of the course. Students will complete daily assignments and a final project that will be due after completion of the week-long course. No prerequisites.

Special Note:This course is not open to Community or Alumni audit enrollment.  

Instructor: Gabriel Novick           Instructor Website

Offered in: Other session
Class Dates: Monday, Jul 17, 2017 to Friday, Jul 21, 2017
Day(s): MTWThF           Times: 8:00 AM-12:00 noon
Credit Value: 0.5          Call Number:      50390

Audit Enroll Option: No                     
Status: Open


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