Course Catalog » Global Health Sciences 208

Subject: Global Health Sciences
Course Number: 208
Course Title: Women's Health and Empowerment
Units: 3
School: Global Health
Department: Global Health Sciences

Course Description: The course provides knowledge and skills from several disciplines on how to improve women's health globally. It aims to expand students’ understanding of the interconnected factors that influence women’s health and empowerment - including foundations of sexual and reproductive health, economic development, political frameworks and global reproductive rights, demographic and social changes, basic principles of empowerment theory, educational opportunities, and advances in gender equity.
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: M. Decker
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