Course information

Learn more about the required course for all students in the specialization, and the required courses for students in the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Veterinary Medicine.

Core course

All students will take this course. This course is offered once annually. Please note that this is a required course for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health.

Course: PUBHLTH 6000 Introduction to Global Health (2 units)
Semester: Autumn

This course will raise students’ awareness of health issues that transcend national borders and cultures and offer an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and interest in the global health field. Lectures each week will cover topics such as the global burden of diseases and determinants, food security and population health, women’s health and child survival and health care systems around the world.

Discipline-specific courses

Students in a College listed below must take an additional course, which will not count toward the required 10-hours but is a college-specific requirement.

College of Public Health
Public Health 7000 - Public Health in Developing Countries (3 credits)

College of Nursing
Nursing 5430 - Interdisciplinary Healthcare in the Global Community (2 units) 

Discipline-specific field experiences

Students from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) must complete a global health field experience.

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
SHRS requires that all students have an international practicum experience. All students can take HRS 7289 to fulfill this requirement. Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) students have the option of taking HRS 7700S instead.  

Neither of these courses counts toward the 10-credit minimum of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health

  • HRS 7289 Clinical Practicum in Global Health; SU, AU, SP
  • HRS 7700S Service Learning in Global Health (Merida, Yucatan, Mexico; DPT students only); AU

1 credit hour may count toward the 10-credit minimum

  • Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (DOT) students may take: OCCTHER 6510 Service Learning in Occupational Therapy; AU, SP 1-credit
  • DPT students may take: PHYSTHER 8065 Service Learning in Physical Therapy; AU, SP  1 credit

College of Medicine 
MED COLL 8664 Global Health Elective

College of Public Health 
PUBHLTH 6189.02

College of Nursing
Nursing 5798 Practicum in Global Health

College of Veterinary Medicine 
Vet Med Field Experience