Global Public Health Courses

The following courses are examples of offerings in the School of Public Health with a global health application. To see the full list of approved courses and the competencies they meet for the Global Health Certificate, see the Certificate Completion Form.

Environmental Health Sciences

  • EHS 614 Water and Global Health
  • EHS 662 Methods in Nutritional Epidemiology
  • EHS 673 Epidemiology of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • EHS 683 Air Pollution and Global Health (note: previously listed as EHS 796)
  • EHS 690 Practice in Global Environmental Health


  • EPID 506 Health of Nations: Introduction to International Health
  • EPID 555 Globalization and Health
  • EPID 605 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • EPID 607 Applied Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
  • EPID 609 Vaccines in Public Health
  • EPID 621 Cancer Epidemiology
  • EPID 662 Methods in Nutritional Epidemiology
  • EPID 663 Health, Evidence and Human Rights
  • EPID 664 Field Methods in Epidemiology for Developing Countries
  • EPID 665 Research Seminar in International Health
  • EPID 666 Health and Socioeconomic Development
  • EPID 822 Malaria and other important vector-borne diseases
  • EPID 888 Nutrition and Infectious Disease

Health Behavior/Health Education

  • HBHED 540 Fundamentals of Reproductive Health
  • HBHED 550 HIV/AIDS: Perspectives On The State Of Affairs, Science And Response To A Global Pandemic
  • HBHED 603 Population Change: Gender, Family & Fertility in Africa and Asia
  • HBHED 616 Sex, Gender & Vulnerability
  • HBHED 710-004 Special MPH Topics in Health Behavior and Health Education

Health Management and Policy

  • HMP 624 Health Policy Challenges in Developing Countries
  • HMP 625 Comparative Health Policy and Management in High Income Countries
  • HMP 671 Cross-national Comparisons of Aging and Health
  • HMP 673 Health Program Management and Evaluation in Resource Poor Countries
  • HMP 677 Health Care Organization: An International Perspective
  • HMP 690 Population Health in China

Nutrition Sciences

  • NUTR 555 Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems
  • NUTR 633 Evaluation of Global Nutrition Programs

Public Health

  • PH 554 Introduction to Globalization and Health
  • PH 616 Public Health in Action – Global

Non-SPH courses that have been approved

  • AAS 462 Globalization and African Health
  • PubPol 534 The Economics of Developing Countries
  • PubPol 662 Global Corporate Social Responsibility
  • PubPol 763 Global Issues: Drugs, Crime and Terrorism
  • SNRE 555 Climate and Development: Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation in Less Developed Countries
  • Soc 530 World Population Dynamics
  • Soc 630 Demographic Methods
  • 400 graduate-level approved foreign language courses
  • 400 graduate-level approved Area Studies courses

Other UM programs also offer an incredible range of courses involving issues of globalization.

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