|Global Health Certificate Courses|
The courses below have been approved by the SPH Office of Global Health for the Graduate Certificate in Global Health. Always check with the UNC registrar's official course list to make sure the courses you are interested in are being offered.
Please note that this is not a complete list of courses that qualify towards the completion of the Certificate. New global health-related courses are in the process of being created. Graduate courses in other UNC departments or at Duke, NC State and NC Central may also count towards the Certificate. Be sure to get approval from the Office of Global Health prior to taking a course not listed below to ensure that it qualifies as a global health course (typically at least 50% of the content must be global). Send your request and a copy of the syllabus for the course you want us to consider to email@example.com.
BIOS 670 - Demographic Techniques I (3). Suchindran, Bilsborrow, Fall
Environmental Sciences & Engineering
ENVR 421* - Environmental Health Microbiology (3). Sobsey, Alternate Springs.
Prerequisite, introductory course in microbiology or permission of the instructor. Presentation of the microbes of public health importance in water, food, and air, including their detection, occurrence, transport, and survival in the environment; epidemiology and risks from environmental exposure. Two lecture and two laboratory hours per week.
* This course only meets the global health certificate requirements if taught by Dr. Mark Sobsey as a residential course. If there is another instructor, you must get approval from the Office of Global Health.
ENVR 471 (001) - Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Global Health (3). Bartram, Sobsey, Spring
Water, sanitation and hygiene ('WaSH') are significant causes of preventable disease and account for around 10% of the global burden of disease. In developing countries the proportion of the burden of disease attributed to WaSH is greater and WaSH is therefore the target of international policy. In developed countries the proportion of disease burden is less, although background and outbreaks of disease continue, and WaSH is the target of regulatory and policy action. It is hoped that this course will attract students with diverse backgrounds and enrolled in different programmes; and that this diversity will lead to a rewarding learning experience. Some students will already be familiar with subjects covered in some sessions and will be expected to contribute
accordingly. Pre- or co-requisites: ENVR 401, 430, 421 or equivalent (non-ENVR students: permission of course instructor required)
ENVR 685 - Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Developing Countries (3). Whittington, Alternate Springs
Prerequisite, permission of the instructor. Seminar on policy and planning approaches for providing improved community water and sanitation services in developing countries. Topics covered include the choice of appropriate technology and level of service; pricing, metering, and connection charges; cost recovery and targeting subsidies to the poor; water vending; community participation in the management and operation of water systems; and rent-seeking behavior in the provision of water supplies.
ENVR 755 - Analysis of Water Resource Systems (3). Characklis, Fall
Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Use of mathematical models to design and evaluate regional water supply and treatment systems. Engineering and economic methods are incorporated into quantitative analyses of regional scenarios. Social and political aspects also discussed.
ENVR 785 - Public Investment Theory (City and Regional Planning 785, Public Policy 785) (3). Whittington, Alternate Springs
ENVR 890 (Section 002) - Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - Sobsey, Spring
ENVR 890 (Section 007) - Environmental Health Inequalities: A Global Perspective - Woods, Fall
In this course, students will learn how social, economic and political factors impact environment health outcomes and will be introduced to theories and methods for incorporating social determinants frameworks into environmental health research. These frameworks will help explain why climate change, urbanization, industrialization and war often have the worst health and environmental impacts on the poorest countries and/or the poorest people in a given country. Students will also learn about the environmental justice movement in the US and its role in advancing how underserved communities around the world advocate for greater environmental regulations. Finally, we will explore strategies for improving global health governance and promoting ethical economic development.
EPID 690 (formerly 880) - Foundations of Public Health Ethics (2) Thomas, Alternating Springs
Basic ethical rationales underlying concerns central to public health. These include: ethical reasoning; concepts of justice; the influences of religion; principles of interacting with communities; professional conduct; and research ethics.
EPID 690 (Section 003) - Problems in Epidemiology: Emerging & Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases - Stamm (3)
Overview of basic principles of infectious diseases, focusing on emerging and re-emerging infectious disease agents that affect public health. Includes and introduction to the biology of viruses, bacteria, eucaryotic parasites, and host responses. Prerequisites: undergraduate biology and chemistry.
Note - this was formerly a 4-credit course listed as EPID 751. It is now 3-credits.
EPID 752 - Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3). Weber, Fall (Not currently offered)
Prerequisites: Introductory epidemiology and biostatistics. Course will focus on methodology, public health concerns, patterns of transmission, and "newly" discovered infections. Will focus on diseases in developed countries, especially the United States. Methods for studying infectious diseases are emphasized including host defenses, surveillance, outbreak investigations, study design, new and emerging infections, and control. Lecture topics include malaria, SARS, sexually transmitted diseases in lesser developed countries, and polio and measles eradication.
EPID 754 - Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases (3). Van Rie, Spring
EPID 756 - Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries (3). Pettifor, Meshnick, Fall
EPID 826 - Infection/Inequality - Thomas (Not currently offered)
EPID 898 - Global Health Ethics Seminar (2). Behets, Rennie, Fall [supported by the Bioethics, Social Justice and Global Health program]
Health Behavior & Health Education
HBHE 753 Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods (3). Maman, Spring
Permission required for nonmajors. Theoretical and methodological approaches of applied medical anthropology for health program development and evaluation. Field methods for collecting and analyzing data through observation, interviewing, group methods and case studies.
HBHE 754 Advanced Qualitative Methods in Health Behavior and Health Research (3). Barrington, Fall
Prerequisite HBHE 753 or equivalent. This course provides advanced graduate students in public health and related fields the opportunity to explore different analytic approaches and techniques and develop analysis and writing skills. Students will apply methods they learn to analyze, interpret and write-up the results of their own qualitative research.
Health Policy & Management
HPM 472 - Program Evaluation, Paul, Spring
Concepts and methods of the program evaluation paradigm as applied in health administration. This course only meets the global health certificate requirements if taught by Dr. John Paul as a residential course. If there is another instructor, you must get approval from the Office of Global Health.
HPM 510, Section 2 - Global Perspectives on Ethical Issues in HPAA - Harris, Spring
This course will address the ethical issues of Health Policy and Management, with particular attention to the global perspectives on these issues. These global perspectives are both comparative and trans-national. Thus, we will compare the ethical approaches to health system issues in various countries, such as the different perspectives on informed consent, refusal of treatment, physician-assisted suicide, and reproductive health. The course will address global perspectives on the ethical issues in rationing of care, allocation of resources, and cost-containment; ethical issues of corruption, kickbacks, and conflicts of interest; and ethical aspects of research with human subjects in both developing and developed countries. We will also consider the cross-border issues that arise from movement of patients and providers across national boundaries, such as treatment of undocumented aliens, medical tourism, and the "brain drain" of health care personnel from developing countries. Finally, the course will deal with organizational ethics and compliance, including ethical issues for U.S. health care professionals and organizations providing services in other countries.
HPM 660 - International and Comparative Health Systems (3). Fried, Harris Fall
The course examines multiple dimensions of globalization and explores their direct and indirect effects on determinants of health through presentations, case studies, class discussions, small group seminars, readings, weekly written assignments, a critical book review, and a final paper and poster session. An expected outcome of the course is that students will gain a deeper understanding of how the changes and transformations of globalization and development affect health, and will have examined responses and approaches to current global patterns that contribute to positive and adverse health effects, and health inequalities.
HPM 715* - Health Economics for Policy and Management (3). Thirumurthy, Fall
* This course only meets the global health certificate requirements if taught by Dr. Harsha Thirumurthy as a residential course. If there is another instructor, you must get approval from the Office of Global Health.
Maternal and Child Health
MHCH 605 - Survey Course on Optimal Infant and Young Child Feed (3). Labbok, Spring
This survey course briefly covers the principal topics in this broad field of knowledge, including domestic and global issues. Teaching methods are primarily lecture with discussion and student presentations. The topics include relevant maternal and infant anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology; complementary feeding; immunology and disease; pathology, pharmacology and exposures; psychology, sociology and anthropology; growth and development; research issues; ethics, Code of Marketing and other legal issues; breastfeeding support skills; counseling, communication and advocacy; and programming and policy.
MHCH 664 - Crosslisted as HPM 664 Globalization and Health (3). Fried, Spring
The course examines multiple dimensions of globalization and explores
their direct and indirect effects on determinants of health through
presentations, case studies, class discussions, small group seminars,
readings, weekly written assignments, a critical book review, and a
final paper and poster session. An expected outcome of the course is
that students will gain a deeper understanding of how the changes and
transformations of globalization and development affect health, and
will have examined responses and approaches to current global patterns
that contribute to positive and adverse health effects, and health
MHCH 690 - Global Sexual and Reproductive Health (1). Bennet, Spring
The class has no prerequisites and no student preparation will be required for the series of lectures, panel discussions, and debates featuring MCH adjunct faculty and other international experts from UNC and Triangle-based non-governmental organizations. The primary objective will be to inform students' critical thinking on key public health issues in global sexual and reproductive health.
MHCH 700 -MCH Planning and Evaluation (3). Roth, Fall
This course will familiarize students with basic concepts and methodologies required for effective public health program planning, implementation and evaluation in a variety of settings, both domestic and global. Students in this course will develop a program plan and complete assignments designed to build competencies across a typical program planning life cycle. Given the focus on public health application, students will also discuss and practice skills needed to promote the benefits and address the challenges inherent in designing and evaluating public health programs in the context of an interdisciplinary project team. The course meets weekly with a lecture and group discussion format, supplemented by online lectures and team-based learning. Limited to residential students in MCH; priority given to 2nd year master's students having completed EPID 600. Permission required for non-majors. Contact the MCH Student Services Manager for registration.
MHCH 712 - Program Assessment in MCH (3). Farel, Spring
Using a current request from a local health agency, students will learn how to provide consultation about a selected program activity in child health, women's health, and global health. Student teams will make site visits, collect and analyze program data, prepare reports, conduct literature reviews, prepare a written report with recommendations, and make an oral presentation to the agency staff, MCH Department faculty and students. Permission required for non-majors.
MHCH 716 - International Family Planning and Reproductive Health (3). Curtis, Bloom, Spring
MHCH 722 - Issues in International Maternal and Child Health (3). Ongechi, Fall
Focuses on the health status and needs of mothers and children, primarily but not exclusively in the developing world. Topics include primary health care; measurement and indicators of health status; levels and patterns of maternal and child morbidity and mortality; major programmatic intervention; oral rehydration therapy; and national policy orientations. Permission required for non-majors.
MHCH 723 - Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation (3). Speizer Fall
MHCH 730 - Reproductive Health Policy - Bennett, Fall
Seminar participants will examine forces that shape social policy relating to reproduction and the differential impact of policy based on age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, marital status, and other factors. Focus will be on global controversies in reproduction and reproductive health services in the context of human rights and women's rights.
MHCH 862 - MCH Program Evaluation (3). Angeles, Spring
Analytic skills seminar, focusing on the methodology and practice of MCH progam evaluation. Review of concepts and methods for program evaluation will expose students to all phases and issues surrounding program evaluation. Case studies will be examined, with applications from developing countries. Prerequisites: Knowledge of SAS or STATA, MHCH 713 or equivalent. Permission required for 1 yr doctoral students, non-majors and master's students.
Nutrition NUTR 745 - International Nutrition - Adair, Bentley, Alternating Fall
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