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GBH 550 International Public Health (3 Credits)

Independent study of advanced topics in epidemiology as determined by the student's needs and interests and in consultation with Public Health faculty member. (Note: This course is intended for learners with at least five-years of work experience in health and/or human service fields.) Cross-listed with (and appropriately modified for) BGH 654, ENV 654, PHS 654.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understands the complexities of global health issues, particularly in low-income countries.
  • Identify many of the current authoritative sources of information about global health, as a potential aid for future educational, training, and research endeavors.
  • Understand that global health theory involves many, sometimes conflicting, belief systems, and identify some of these.
  • Be able to cite examples of specific issues and case studies in global health.
  • Explain how the contexts of gender, race, poverty, history, migration, and culture are important in the design of interventions within public health systems in a global setting.
  • Analyze inter-relationships among systems that influence the quality of life of people in their communities.