Course Catalog » Global Health Sciences 201A

Subject: Global Health Sciences
Course Number: 201A
Course Title: Foundations of Global Health
Units: 3
School: Global Health
Department: Global Health Sciences

Course Description: This course introduces the principles of global health by examining different health systems and health metrics with particular emphasis on low and middle income countries. Content will cover demographics, population growth, maternal and child health, migrant health, health effects of climate and environment, poverty and health equity, health governance and key institutions, research, development and philanthropy.
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: G. Rutherford
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Fall
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