Master list of courses

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

Information related to specific course offerings was obtained directly from departments and course instructors and may change during the academic year. Please check the schedule of classes to be sure specific courses will be offered as indicated.

Spring 2020

MONTUEWEDTHUFRI
PUBHEHS 5320 ASYNCHRONOUS AND ONLINE
  PUBHEPI 5412 8:00-9:20 PUBHEPI 5412 8:00-9:20
 

AGRCOMM 5150
9:35-10:55

 

AGRCOMM 5150
9:35-10:55

 

VETPREV 7722
12:00-12:55

  

VETPREV 7722
12:00-12:55

 
 SOC 5450 11:00-12:30 SOC 5450 11:00-12:30VETPREV 7760 12:00-1:00
   HN 7804 1:45-4:20 
GEOG 5802 12:45-2:05INSTDS 5640 2:20-3:40GEOG 5802 12:45-2:05INSTDS 5640 2:20-3:40 
     

PUBHEPI 6410 ONLINE
6:00-7:30

VISSCI 5500 5:00-6:00   

AEDECON 4534 Comparative Challenges to Economic Development: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and China
(3 units)
An introductory survey course of issues shaping economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and China, such as: population growth, agricultural development, industrialization, trade, structural adjustment, and environmental issues. 

AGRCOMM 5150 Communication Strategies for Change and Development
(3 units)
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 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; Next offered in Autumn 2019; Instructor: Barbara Piperata).
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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.

GEOG 5802 Globalization and Environment
(3 units)
Transnational dimensions of changes to the natural environment; ways that global economic activity, international institutions, and global environmentalism contribute to environmental problems and solutions. (SP)

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.
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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 5616 Challenges to Childhood: An International Perspective
(3 units)
Explores children's forced participation in war and its consequences and child poverty, labor, health, abuse and victimization in international perspective.

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).

INTSTDS 5801 Children and War
(3 units)
Explores how children are affected by war as forced participants, orphans and refugees. Long-term effects on society will be studied (AU; SP; Instructor: Sharon Houseknecht).

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 Understanding and Changing Vaccine Hesitancy Perspectives
(3 units) 
Analyze contributing factors to the anti-vaccine movement, discuss the psychology behind vaccine hesitancy, and evaluate the implications of undervaccination on personal and public health. Students will learn and practice evidence-based approaches to effectively communicate the benefits of vaccines.
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PHR 5550 Topics in International Pharmacy
(2 units) online
Seminar on global pharmaceutical issues and international practices of pharmacy.

PHR 6550 Pharmacy Students East Meets West
(1 unit)
Meets second half of fall semester (Oct. 16 - Dec. 6). 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 5320 Climate Change and Human Health
(3 units)
Recognize current controversies about climate change, summarize the evidence about climate change on human health, and identify major human diseases associated with climate change. (Instructor: Qinghua Sun)
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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 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. (Instructor: Qinghua Sun)
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PUBHEPI 5412 Infectious Diseases in the Developing World
(3 units)
Introduction to the study of  infectious diseases in the developing world. (SP; Instructor: Kurt Stevenson).

PUBHEPI 5420 Infectious Disease Modeling in Humans and Animals
(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.
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PUBHEPI 6410 Principles of Epidemiology
(3 units)
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; Instructor: Maria Gallo).
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PUBHLTH 7000 Public Health in Developing Countries
(3 units)
Overview of core public health principles and practices applied to global health issues. Prereq: 6000; open to all Grad and professional students with registration priority for students enrolled in the graduate Interdisciplinary Global Health specialization.

RURLSOC 8500 Development Sociology in Theory and Practice
(3 units)
Overview of sociological principles, theories and research in the evolution of international development and globalization practices, objectives, and policies. Contemporary issues in development and globalization. (Taught in alternating years; Instructor: Cathy A. Rakowski).
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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.

SPAN 5201 Spanish in the Health Professions
(3 units)
Introduction to Spanish discourse about health and wellness within the cultural contexts of populations in the US and Latin America. Highlights the complex relationships between language, culture, and power in discourse on health and wellness. Prereq: 3403 or Grad standing and permission of instructor. Contact the instructor to arrange a meeting.
(martinez.474@osu.edu)

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.
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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.
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VETPREV 7760 Opportunities in Global Veterinary Medicine and Public Health
(2.5 units)
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.
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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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