Course Description

Introduction to Global Health, PUBHLTH 170

This course is one of a suite of courses developed in partnership with the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI). Dedicated to training the next generation of global health leaders, UCGHI harnesses the expertise of faculty and programs across the UC system to improve the health and lives of people in California and around the world. 

Provides a foundational interdisciplinary understanding of global health issues and their importance to various societal goals, including poverty reduction, economic productivity, and peace promotion. Covers major communicable and non-communicable diseases and demographic patterns of disease burden.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Public Health

Course Credit:

 Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.
 
If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.
 

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: SS, WC.
Course Equivalence: UCD ANT 129 Health and Medicine in a Global Context or UCD STS 129 Health and Medicine in a Global Context

UC Irvine:
General Education: VIII - International/Global Issues
Major Requirement: Upper Division - Public Health Major

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your adviser)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective Units

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Social Science
Major Requirement: Global Health Major: HILD 30 or GLBH 20 requirement
Global Health Minor: HILD 30 or GLBH 20 requirement
Global Health Departmental Limit of 2 online courses per student in the Major, 1 online course per student in the Minor

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Course Equivalence: UCSC CMMU 163: Health Care Inequalities

Course Fees

None.

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Course Creators

Oladele Ogunseitan

Oladele Ogunseitan (‘dele) holds the University of California Presidential Chair at UC Irvine where he is Professor and served for more than a decade as founding chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention.  He is the author of Microbial Diversity (Blackwell-Wiley, 2005) and editor of Green Health (Sage, 2011). His articles have appeared in Science, Nature, The Lancet Global Health, Bulletin of the World Health Organization,Environment International, and Environmental Health Perspectives. He has Board Certification in Environmental Science from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and he is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Dele serves on the Board of Directors of the University of California Global Health Institute; and Directs Workforce Development for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.  He coordinates the Training and Empowerment workgroup for USAID’s One Health Workforce|Next Generation. He is an alumni faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 2016, he received the Jefferson Science Fellowship from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. In 2018, he received a meritorious honor award from the U.S. Department of State for exceptional teamwork and contributions to the successful achievement of U.S. goals at the third United Nations Environment Assembly. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected for "distinguished contributions in studies using fundamental science to inform impacts of toxic components in manufacturing on human and environmental health with significant societal impacts."

Oladele Ogunseitan (‘dele) holds the University of California Presidential Chair at UC Irvine where he is Professor and served for more than a decade as founding chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention.  He is the author of Microbial Diversity (Blackwell-Wiley, 2005) and editor of Green Health (Sage, 2011). His articles have appeared in Science, Nature, The ...

Oladele Ogunseitan (‘dele) holds the University of California Presidential Chair at UC Irvine where he is Professor and served for more than a decade as founding chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention.  He is the author of Microbial Diversity (Blackwell-Wiley, 2005) and editor of Green Health (Sage, 2011). His articles have appeared in Science, Nature, The Lancet Global Health, Bulletin of the World Health Organization,Environment International, and Environmental Health Perspectives. He has Board Certification in Environmental Science from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and he is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Dele serves on the Board of Directors of the University of California Global Health Institute; and Directs Workforce Development for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.  He coordinates the Training and Empowerment workgroup for USAID’s One Health Workforce|Next Generation. He is an alumni faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 2016, he received the Jefferson Science Fellowship from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. In 2018, he received a meritorious honor award from the U.S. Department of State for exceptional teamwork and contributions to the successful achievement of U.S. goals at the third United Nations Environment Assembly. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected for "distinguished contributions in studies using fundamental science to inform impacts of toxic components in manufacturing on human and environmental health with significant societal impacts."


Thomas Csordas
Professor Thomas Csordas is a member of the Psychological/Medical Anthropology subfield. Professor Csordas is an anthropologist whose principal interests are in medical and psychological anthropology, comparative religion, anthropological theory, cultural phenomenology and embodiment, globalization and social change, language and culture.  He has conducted ethnographic research with Charismatic Catholics, Navajo Indians, and adolescents in the American Southwest on topics including therapeutic process in religious healing, ritual language and creativity, sensory imagery, self transformation, techniques of the body, causal reasoning about illness, and the experience of psychiatric inpatients Professor Thomas Csordas is a member of the  Psychological/Medical Anthropology  subfield. Professor Csordas is an anthropologist whose principal interests are in medical and psychological anthropology, comparative religion, anthropological theory, cultural phenomenology and embodiment, globalization and social change, language and culture.  He has conducted ethnographic research with ...

Professor Thomas Csordas is a member of the Psychological/Medical Anthropology subfield. Professor Csordas is an anthropologist whose principal interests are in medical and psychological anthropology, comparative religion, anthropological theory, cultural phenomenology and embodiment, globalization and social change, language and culture.  He has conducted ethnographic research with Charismatic Catholics, Navajo Indians, and adolescents in the American Southwest on topics including therapeutic process in religious healing, ritual language and creativity, sensory imagery, self transformation, techniques of the body, causal reasoning about illness, and the experience of psychiatric inpatients

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