Course Catalog » Global Health Sciences 202B

Subject: Global Health Sciences
Course Number: 202B
Course Title: Health, the Environment and Non-communicable Disease
Units: 3
School: Global Health
Department: Global Health Sciences

Course Description: This course covers chronic diseases of global health importance such as cardiovascular illnesses, the emergence of diabetes, cancer, and respiratory disease as well as their risk factors. In addition, the course will emphasize the effects of climate change and environmental exposures. Other topics will include injuries, surgical interventions, humanitarian emergencies, and mental health. Students will learn about policy options and interventions to prevent and manage chronic illnesses.
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: D. Schillinger
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Spring
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