Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

The Global Public Health Program currently offers the following courses:


Course Number Course Title Description Semester Offered
NURS 1210 Fundamentals of Public Health  This foundation course presents public health as an interdisciplinary science focused on health promotion and disease prevention at the population level. It provides an overview of the history of public health, the global burden of disease, the sub-disciplines of public health, and emphasizes the collaborative nature of the public health field through examples in research and practice. [This course also counts toward the Social Science Core requirement.] previously Public Health in a Global Society Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
NURS 3210 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the foundational skills of public health to contemporary public health issues. It integrates data and research to begin a more in-depth examination of the major burdens of disease and emerging areas of public health concern. Principles and concepts learned in NURS 1210: Public Health in a Global Society are reinforced through a focus on specific health conditions, behaviors, and topics.

*Prerequisites: NURS 1210 or NURS 4260

Spring 2020
APSY 405001 Public Health Practice in the Community 

This course puts public health into practice, with an experience of community engagement and public health activity. Students will develop a deeper understanding of applying public health principles and evidence-based practice in a community setting, locally or globally. Themes stressed in the previous two courses will be reinforced, this time in practice, including: the importance of data and evidence, the interdisciplinary approach to solving public health problems, and a focus on at-risk populations and reducing health disparities.

*Prerequisites: NURS 1210 and NURS 3210

Spring 2020
BIOL/PHCG 1120 Intrduction to Epidemiology Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations, and the application of this knowledge to improve health outcomes. This course will provide an introduction to the basic concepts and methods of epidemiology. Topics will include: measures of disease occurence and association, study design, basic statistics, reading and interpreting published epidemiological studies, and special topics (e.g. chronic disease epidemiology, outbreak investigations), with an emphasis on critical thinking and application. Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
TBD Ethics in Global Health Course description coming soon TBD
TBD Global Health Law Course description coming soon TBD
BIOL 2320 Case Studies in Epidemiology Course description coming soon TBD