Elective Classes

Elective courses options (8 cr required):
Students must complete a minimum of 8 elective credits. Below is an approved list, but other global health related courses may be considered. Please consult with the Global Health certificate program staff about seeking elective approval.

  • PubH 6085 Alcohol and Tobacco: Ongoing Threats to Global Health (2 credits) Strategies to prevent/control tobacco/alcohol problems. Policy and community/individual strategies to reduce burden of tobacco/alcohol problems locally, nationally, and globally. Similarities/differences in public health approaches to tobacco/alcohol prevention/control.
  • PubH 6132 Air, Water, and Health (2 credits) Issues related to providing adequate levels of clean air/water. Local water quantity/quality, air quality in developed/developing world, global air/water quality, policies meant to protect these resources.
  • PubH 6290 Humanitarian Crisis Simulation (1 credit) A three day disaster simulation will be carried out using a ‘field exercise’ format. The goal will be to learn through doing in a crisis scenario, applying concepts and understanding in practice complexities of this field as studied in the readings and discussed in interactive didactic sessions. This will be a challenging experience that will require students to put into practice many of the topics commonly covered in humanitarianism classes and in the literature. The simulation will involve active team work, intense interaction with role players, and on-the-spot decision making in a way that closely resembles how field work is done in international humanitarian crises.
  • PubH 6385 Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (2 credits) Principles/methods. Strategies for disease control/prevention, including immunization. Relevance of modes of transmission of specific agents for disease spread/prevention. Public health consequences of infectious diseases at local, national, and international levels prereq: [[6320 or 6341], PubH student
  • PubH 6605 Reproductive and Perinatal Health (1 credit) Epidemiology, programs, services, and policies. Social, cultural, psychological, physiologic, environmental, economic, and political factors that affect reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbearing. prereq: Public health student or grad student or instr consent
  • PubH 6686 Global Reproductive Health (2 credits) Examine reproductive health issues, programs, services and policies in developed and developing countries. Emphasis on social, economic, environmental, behavioral, and political factors that affect family planning, reproductive health, fertility, and pregnancy outcomes. prereq: [Acad hlth grad level student or grad student in [international studies or child development or other social sciences]] or instr consent
  • PubH 6732 Topics & Methods in Global Health Assessment (2 credits) Evaluation of health populations relative to specific topics important to global health, including methodology appropriate to particular issue. Focuses on developing countries. prereq: [6705, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PUBH 6705 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PUBH 6320 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PUBH 6341 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in grad course in epidemiology], [public health MPH or environmental health [MS or PhD] or health services research/policy/administration [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or clinical research MS]] or instr consent
  • PubH 6906 Global Nutrition (2cr) Nature/scope of chief nutritional issues and problems in the world. Emphasizes developing countries. Nutrient deficiencies, nutrition-related aspects of infectious/chronic disease. prereq: Grad student
  • PubH 7262 Globalization & Health: Challenges & Perspectives Study Abroad (1 credit) Global health concerns cross the borders of developed and developing nations. Effect of globalization on social and scientific consequences in public health. Interplay between global stressors such as population, war, economics, urbanization, and environment; effects on the health of women/children, spread of infectious/chronic diseases, nutrition and environmental health.
  • PA 5451 Immigrant Health Issues (3-4 credits) How to access demographic, health, background information on U.S. immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for change to promote immigrant health. Community visits required. Online course. prereq: Grad student or instr consent

There are also a number of 1 credit classes offered during the Public Health Institute every year that may be appropriate. Topics change annually. Please consult with the Program Director and the Program Coordinator about approval.

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