GBH 551 Global Health


This course introduces students to the principles of public health from a global perspective. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of social, economic, political and environmental factors that influence health and access to health care across the globe.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Knows about the various theories and practices that are used to analyze issues in global health, and the sources that can be used to learn about them.
  • Understands the variety of intervention strategies that are being used to attack problems in global health.
  • Understand that global health involves multiple academic disciplines, and identify many of these.
  • 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.
  • Illustrate how changes in public health systems (including input, processes, and output) can be measured.
  • Analyze inter-relationships among systems that influence the quality of life of people in their communities.