Master list of courses

All students must take the core course - PUBHLTH 6000. Students can choose additional classes from the master list below.

 

Upcoming course registration dates

Information related to important course dates can be found by clicking the link below. Most GISGH students, including medical students, will be able to register for courses during the Graduate and Graduate Professional window. 

Spring 2023

 

MONTUEWEDTHUFRI
ONLINE COURSES
MEDCOLL 6300 ONLINE AND ASYNCHRONOUS
PHR 5550 ONLINE AND ASYNCHRONOUS
PUBHEHS 6325 ONLINE AND ASYNCHRONOUS
PUBHLTH 7000 ONLINE AND ASYNCHRONOUS
VETPREV 7724 ONLINE W 12:00-12:55
VETPREV 7760 DISTANCE ENHANCED FR 12:00-12:55
 
IN-PERSON COURSES
ANTHRO 5601
12:40-1:35
 ANTHRO 5601
12:40-1:35
 ANTHRO 5601
12:40-1:35
ANTHRO 5602
11:10-12:30
 ANTHRO 5602
11:10-12:30
 ANTHRO 5602
11:10-12:30
ANTHRO 5701
9:10-10:05
 ANTHRO 5701
9:10-10:05
 ANTHRO 5701
9:10-1:05
GEOG 5802
12:45-2:05
 GEOG 5802
12:45-2:05
 
9:10-1:05
  INSTDS 5640
11:10-12:30
 INSTDS 5640
11:10-12:30
  PUBHEPI 5412
8:00-9:20
 PUBHEPI 5412
8:00-9:20
 SOC 5450
2:20-3:40
 SOC 5450
2:20-3:40
 
HN 7804
1:50-4:25
    
VETPREV 7721
2:00-3:55
    

 

AGRCOMM 5150 Communication Strategies for Change and Development
(3 units) in-person
This course examines problems, promises and paradoxes of aid, such as the changing nature of development aid policies, questions about aid effectiveness and the demand for more aid. There are others who question whether aid is necessary at all (SP; Instructor: Robert Agunga).
Course Flyer

ANTHROP 5601 The Anthropology of Sex, Drugs, and HIV/AIDS
(3 units)
This course uses an anthropological lens to understand the HIV pandemic by critically examining the social constructions, personal experiences, societal effects, and multidimensional responses to the epidemic on a global scale.
Syllabus

ANTHROP 5602 Medical Anthropology: Women's Health in Global Perspective
(3 units)
A cross-cultural comparison of the political, economic, social, and biological issues surrounding women's health. (AU; Instructor: Barbara Piperata).
Syllabus

ANTHROP 5700 Anthropology, Public Health, and Human Rights
(3 units)
Explores public health and human rights from anthropological perspectives. We will approach public health and human rights critically and comparatively: as a set of concepts, institutions, policies, and practices produced in and by particular historical, social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. We will also consider how those same contexts determine people’s access to health care and experience of illness. AU 2022
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ANTHROP 5701 Health and Healing in Latin America and the Caribbean
(3 units)
A biocultural examination of traditional and western healing practices and health disparities across the Latin American region. This course considers diverse perspectives on disease causality and prevention including shamanism, ethnophysiology, and ethnobotany.

ANTHROP 5702 Anthropology in/of the Clinic
(3 units)
Investigates how health systems are products of historical, socio-political, and economic forces. Explores how anthropological perspectives, concepts and ethnography can be practiced in clinical settings to facilitate culturally competent care, inform public policy and programs, and reduce health disparities. An ideal course for students pursuing careers in healthcare related professions.
Syllabus

ANTHROP 7002 Anthropology of Health
(3 units)
An overview of major theories, paradigms and approaches that have shaped anthropological research on the physical biological, social and cultural factors that shape human health in the past and present.

ENTMLGY 5605 Vector Biology and Vector-borne Diseases
(3 units)
An overview of the insect vectors that pose the greatest threats to human health. Learn about their basic ecology and behavior, the pathogens they transmit, the diseases caused by those pathogens, and the fascinating biology behind these vector-pathogen-host interactions. Learn also about current methods being implemented around the globe to control vector borne disease transmission.
Syllabus

GEOG 5802 Globalization and Environment
(3 units)
Hybrid In-person Mondays and online on Wednesdays
Transnational dimensions of changes to the natural environment; ways that global economic activity, international institutions, and global environmentalism contribute to environmental problems and solutions.

HTHRHSC 6295 Global Health and Disability Seminar 
(2 units)
Online and synchronous Thursdays
Students will engage in an in-depth exploration of contemporary issues regarding global health and disability.
Syllabus

HN 7804 Advanced Community and International Nutrition
(3 units)
In-depth analysis of the major current or emerging issues in community and international nutrition that influence the development, health and survival of various populations living in low-income countries and the methods to improving their nutrition and health outcomes. Offered spring semester each year.
Syllabus

INTSTDS 4532 Food Security and Globalization
(3 units)
Examination of the causes of and solutions for food insecurity. Global and local factors that affect access to food are also considered (Instructor: David Kraybill).

INTSTDS 4535 International Economic Development
(3 units)
Study of the growth and diversification of developing economies and the causes of poverty and inequality. Analyze the impacts of human capital formation, markets and public policy on development (AU; SP)

INTSTDS 5640 Globalization and Latin America: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches
(3 units)
Explores current debates on globalization in Latin America and recent and interrelated transformations in the economies, politics and cultures of the region (Instructor: Abril Trigo).

MEDCOLL 6100 Global Healthcare Innovation
(1 unit) Asynchronous and online
Introduces graduate students to the breadth and diversity of global healthcare innovations. Through guided discussion and application of case studies, we will explore both emerging digital technologies (e.g., mobile telephones, telemedicine, telediagnostic systems, and virtual reality simulation) and social innovations to support population health efforts in resource-limited environments throughout the world
Syllabus

MEDCOLL 6200 Global Health Literacy Practice, Policy and Research
(3 units) Asynchronous and online
Introduces graduate and professional students to health literacy practice, policy, and research across the globe. Students will gain an understanding of how evidence-based health literacy interventions and programming are designed, evaluated and scaled across diverse settings throughout the world.
Syllabus

MEDCOLL 6300 Primary Care Delivery Across the Globe
(3 units)
Students will gain an understanding of how primary care systems are constructed, the political, economic, multicultural, social and historical contexts of their development, and outcomes of primary care systems on various segments of society.
Syllabus

NURSING 5430 Interdisciplinary Healthcare in the Global Community
(2 units)
Develop strategies for culturally competent interdisciplinary healthcare in selected world communities.
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PHR 5410 Vaccine Hesitancy: Towards Effective Communication
(3 units) Online and asynchronous
Analyze contributing factors to the vaccine hesitancy movement, discuss the psychology behind vaccine hesitancy, and evaluate the implications of undervaccination. Students will analyze and apply evidence-based approaches to effectively communicate vaccine information.
Syllabus

PHR 5550 Topics in International Pharmacy
(2 units) online and asynchronous
Seminar on global pharmaceutical issues and international practices of pharmacy. Strengthen your breadth of knowledge of global pharmacy and how structural, systemic differences affect patients and providers in different countries.
Syllabus

PHR 6550 Pharmacy Students East Meets West
(1 unit)
Meets second half of fall semester. This is a seminar course focused on pharmaceutical issues in the United States and Taiwan. The course will provide students the opportunity to interact with pharmacy students from overseas to learn about global pharmacy practice. The students will use a team-based learning approach in a flipped classroom setting.

PUBHEHS 5345 Modeling Transmission and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans and Animals (formerly PUBHEPI 5420)
(3 units)
Provides an introduction to computer models of infectious diseases and their applications. It includes lecture and laboratory and focuses on applications rather than mathematical theory.
Syllabus

PUBHEHS 6320 Global Health and Environmental Microbiology
(3 units)
Fundamentals and emerging issues of health significant microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, protozoa) from water, air, soil and food, and their sources, transmission routes, treatments, detection methods and study tools.(AU; Instructor: Jiyoung Lee)

PUBHEHS 6325 Climate Change and Human Health
(3 units) This class in entirely online and asynchronous and is offered in spring and fall.
Recognize current controversies about climate change, summarize the evidence about climate change on human health, and identify major human diseases associated with climate change. 
Syllabus

PUBHEHS 6390 (formerly 7390) Major Human Diseases in Global Public Health
(3 units)
This online course will integrate medical and public health contents and concepts relative to major human diseases and its public health impact from a global perspective. The course will emphasize basic physiology, pathophysiology and clinical evaluation of major human diseases that have significant global impact epidemiologically, politically and economically with the focuses on disease causes and prevention. 
Syllabus

PUBHEPI 5412 Global Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 
(3 units)
Introduction to the study of  infectious diseases in the developing world. (SP; Instructor: Kurt Stevenson).

PUBHEPI 6410 Principles of Epidemiology
(3 units) AU only, online and asynchronous
Introduction to the nature and scope of epidemiology; survey of basic epidemiological methods and their application to selected acute and chronic health problems. For non-majors.

PUBHEPI 6436 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
(3 units)
Introduction to the epidemiology of infectious diseases, with focus on basic methods for investigation, control and prevention of communicable disease (AU; Instructor: Kurt Stevenson).

PUBHLTH 6000 Introduction to Global Health
(2 units)
Overview of current and emerging global health issues, their determinants, actions, and interventions.
Open to Grad students with registration priority for students enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Global Health specialization.  (AU).
Syllabus

PUBHLTH 7000 Public Health in Developing Countries
(3 units) This course is offered entirely online and asynchronously.
Overview of core public health principles and practices applied to global health issues. Open to all graduate and professional students with registration priority for students enrolled in the graduate Interdisciplinary Global Health specialization.
Syllabus

SOC 5450 Sociology of Global Health and Illness
(3 units)
Sociological study of health and illness from a global perspective. Topics include health, illness, and related behaviors; disease processes, correlates of diseases, global efforts to improve health, and comparative health care systems.

VETPREV 7721 Epidemiology of Zoonotic Diseases
(3 units)
Epidemiology of zoonotic diseases, including understanding basic prevention and control strategies associated with each disease (Instructor: Armando Hoet)
Course Flyer

VETPREV 7722 Foodborne Diseases, Food Animal Production Systems, and Food Safety
(3 units)
Overview of how the food chain for the most common products of animal origin works, with special emphasis in pre-harvest safety, describes most common food-borne bacterial and viral diseases, antimicrobial resistance, HACCP.
Syllabus

VETPREV 7723 Biosecurity, Emergency Response & Outbreak Investigation
(2 units)
Overview of biosecurity, with special emphasis on bioterrorism, preparedness, emergency response, risk assessment, and management of zoonotic and foreign animal disease outbreaks. The regulations and regulatory agencies involved in preventing and controlling foreign animal and zoonotic diseases will also be presented in this section.
Syllabus

VETPREV 7724 Environmental Health at the Human-Animal Interface
(1 unit)
Overview of environmental health issues related to human and animal interactions and animal agriculture. Topics will include water and air quality, waste management, occupational safety, and environmental toxicology.
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VETPREV 7730 Emerging Zoonotic Diseases in a Global Context
(2 units)
(Instructor: Armando Hoet)
Overview of the most important emerging zoonotic diseases in different geographical regions of the world, focusing in their local epidemiology, recent outbreaks, prevention, and potential impact in the United States.
Syllabus

VETPREV 7760 Opportunities in Global Veterinary Medicine and Public Health
(1 unit)
This elective course is designed as a preparatory course for veterinary professional (DVM) curriculum and Masters of Public Health, MPH-VPH students who plan to engage in international and non-traditional veterinary medicine and public health.

VETPREV 8830 Modeling Transmission Processes and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans and Animals
(3 units)
Intensive course that provides an introduction to computer models of infectious diseases and their applications. Includes lecture and laboratory and focuses on applications rather than mathematical theory.
Syllabus

VISSCI 5500 Global Issues in Eye Care
(1 unit)
Spring 2020 - Taught every other year
Designed for students with diverse backgrounds in healthcare. This course will provide an overview of the common causes of vision impairment and eye disease. Means to eliminate avoidable blindness will also be discussed. (SP; Instructors: Marjean Taylor Kulp and Barbara Fink).
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