Course Catalog » Global Health Sciences 202A

Subject: Global Health Sciences
Course Number: 202A
Course Title: Communicable Diseases of Global Health
Units: 3
School: Global Health
Department: Global Health Sciences

Course Description: This course covers global communicable diseases, including the biology, history, epidemiology, and economics of key infections. We will focus on HIV infection, malaria, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases of international importance. Through lectures, seminars, and independent study, students will learn about the basic principles of infection and immunity, disease epidemiology and pathogenesis, and varied aspects of the treatment and control of leading infections.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Enrollment in GHS MS Program, or by permission of course director and MS Program Director. Masters in Translational Medicine and the Biomedical Engineering students will be given priority for any additional spaces in selected courses. However, approval by course director and both program directors required. GHS program dates differ from the UCSF academic calendar. See GHS MS calendar at
Activities: Lecture, Seminar

Instructor of Record: V. Jain
Additional Instructor(s): C. Yoon
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? Yes
Repeat course for credit? No