Course Catalog » Global Health Sciences 202D

Subject: Global Health Sciences
Course Number: 202D
Course Title: Social Determinants of Health
Units: 3
School: Global Health
Department: Global Health Sciences

Course Description: This course describes cultural, social and economic issues, and the multiple methods of global health research to provide essential background for other core courses. Drawing on anthropology, sociology, public health, global health, and critical global health studies, the course examines factors (e.g. globalization, the impact of social, economic, and political systems, transnational organizations, culture, race, class, gender, sexuality, disability) that create and sustain disparities.
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: Enrollment in MS in Global Health, unless expressly given permission by the course director and MS Program Director. Masters in Translational Medicine and Biomedical Engineering students will be given priority for any additional spaces. Approval by course director and both program directors is required. GHS program dates differ from the UCSF Academic Calendar. Refer to the GHS MS calendar at
Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Seminar, Student - Lecture, Student - Seminar

Instructor of Record: K. Knight
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Winter
Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
Graduate Division course: No
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
Repeat course for credit? No