Global Health (GLBH)

Courses

GLBH 516. HIV/AIDS: Implications for Public Health. 3 Units.

Historical, epidemiological, and public health aspects of HIV/AIDS. Viral, immunologic, laboratory, and clinical manifestations associated with HIV/AIDS. Includes: approaches to preventing/controlling the epidemic; socioeconomic, political, and health impact of HIV/AIDS; and, related implications such as legal, ethical, and health-care management issues.

GLBH 517. Cultural Issues in Health Care. 3 Units.

Critical analysis of broad sociocultural and political forces that impact domestic and international health, and health-care access and delivery. Addresses how culture informs the understanding and experience of health and illness. Introduction to assessment of race relations and ethnocentric beliefs and attitudes that contribute to the gap between marginal populations and health-care providers. Presents sociocultural change strategies within the context of power and privilege.

GLBH 524. Cultural Competence and Health Disparities. 2 Units.

Introduces diversity and cultural responsiveness in public health and health care. Examines population diversity, health professions diversity, and cultural responsiveness in addressing and eliminating disparities in national and global health. Discusses biological inheritance, race and ethnicity identifiers, socioeconomics, socioenvironment, and health-care beliefs and behavior. Introduces cultural competency in public health and tenets for developing and applying cultural awareness.

GLBH 545. Integrated Community Development. 4 Units.

Analyzes issues, challenges, resources, and strategies in implementing and managing integrated community development and health projects. Focuses on basic development needs of rural and urban communities. Taught from the perspectives of anthropology, sociology, agriculture, economic development, and public health. The final course in the GLBH core curriculum. Restricted to students in the major.
Prerequisite: GLBH 564, GLBH 565, GLBH 566, GLBH 567, GLBH 568, GLBH 569.

GLBH 550. Women in Development. 3 Units.

Global epidemiological profile of women in terms of educational patterns, economic productivity, social status, and mortality and morbidity patterns. Risks to physical and psychosocial health. National and international legal and regulatory issues and programs to promote access to health care, economic productivity, and the health of women.

GLBH 561. Epidemiology of Tobacco Use and Control I. 3 Units.

First of three courses addressing the tobacco pandemic. Provides a foundation for global/national tobacco-prevention and -control strategies. Explores its epidemiology and its significant impact on societal health and economics. Examines underlying principles governing multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary approaches developed as part of the coordinated public health response. Introduces of monitoring, surveillance, and evaluation techniques used in tobacco- prevention/control programs.

GLBH 562. Epidemiology of Tobacco Use and Control II. 3 Units.

Explores the foundation for tobacco control. Includes: tobacco-control policy, and legislative and regulatory measures; socioeconomic status variables; research in tobacco use; individual and environmental factors that influence susceptibility to tobacco dependence; counteracting the tobacco industry; partnerships in tobacco control; monitoring, surveillance, evaluation, and reporting of tobacco use and control; and developing a national plan of action for tobacco control.

GLBH 564. Fundamentals of Global Health I. 3 Units.

A three-course series that addresses the context and realities of global health and transformational development. Includes analysis of the burden of disease at global, national, and local levels; cultural, social, economic, and environmental determinants of health; infectious and noncommunicable diseases; reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health; nutrition; injuries and violence; and current global health events. Students research a low-middle income country throughout the year.

GLBH 565. Interventions in Community Health and Development I. 3 Units.

First of three courses addressing methodological techniques and skills applicable to planning, implementation, and evaluation of primary health-care programs. Focuses on improvement of health, safety, and well-being of all people in local and global settings by promoting wellness, preventing avoidable disease, disabilities, and deaths, and eliminating social and health disparities.

GLBH 566. Fundamentals of Global Health II. 3 Units.

Second in a three-course series addressing global health and transformational development. Analysis of public health systems at the global, national, and subnational levels. Includes: assessment of health workforce; health financing; policies and programs; health supply logistics; and, the role of disasters, politics, conflict, and war in public health.

GLBH 567. Interventions in Community Health and Development II. 3 Units.

Second of three courses addressing methodological techniques and skills applicable to planning, implementation, and evaluation of primary health-care programs. Focuses on improvement of health, safety, and well-being of all people in local and global settings by promoting wellness, preventing avoidable disease, disabilities, and deaths, and eliminating social and health disparities.
Prerequisite: GLBH 565.

GLBH 568. Fundamentals of Global Health III. 3 Units.

Third in a three-course series addressing global health and transformational development. Study of nongovernmental, UN, bilateral, and multi-lateral organizations involved in global health. Includes: financing; engagement in professional career development activities; and, preparation of a complex funding application such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
Prerequisite: GLBH 564, GLBH 566; or consent of instructor.

GLBH 569. Interventions in Community Health and Development III. 3 Units.

Third of three courses addressing methodological techniques and skills applicable to planning, implementation, and evaluation of primary health-care programs. Focuses on improvement of health, safety, and well-being of all people in local and global settings by promoting wellness, preventing avoidable disease, disabilities, and deaths, and eliminating social and health disparities.
Prerequisite: GLBH 565, GLBH 567.

GLBH 584. Special Topics in Global Health. 1-3 Units.

Lectures and discussions on a current topic in global health. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units applicable to degree program.

GLBH 605. Seminar in Global Health. 1 Unit.

Issues, trends, organizational structure, and practice of international public health. Issues impacting global health, the structure and functions of government and NGOs in the delivery of public health services, and preparation to practice international health. Selected guest lecturers and student participation.

GLBH 700. MIP-Peace Corps Field Practicum. 0 Units.

Designed for students who must maintain continuous registration in the School of Public Health as a condition of the twenty-seven month Peace Corps field practicum that is part of their master's degree program.

GLBH 797. MIP Residency in Global Health. 12 Units.

Individual, guided study in operational field practice, under faculty supervision. Limited to graduate students in the INTH Master's Internationalist Program (M.P.H./MIP) whose projects have been approved by their committee.