Global Health Minor
The UCSF School of Nursing Global Health Minor offers students the opportunity to examine nursing issues that affect the global community, ranging from infectious diseases and health systems in other countries, to refugee concerns within the Bay Area. With a focus on population health, health disparities and program planning, this minor prepares students to become experts and leaders in nursing care at the local, national and international level. With a focus on population health, health disparities and program planning, this minor prepares students to become experts and leaders in nursing care at the local, national and international level.
- Those students wishing to receive certification of the completion of the minor must register with the Center for Global Health, by submitting the online form here.
- Students are required to take 3 courses with a minimum of 6-9 units to complete the minor.
- Courses may not overlap with the requirements of the student’s specialty or with the requirements to fulfill another minor.
- If a course overlaps with a requirement of the student's specialty or another minor, it will count toward completion of the tier of classes, but not toward the total number of units required for the minor.
- Note: Not all courses are taught each year, so students will need to determine how to complete the minor given their program requirements by checking the course schedule and course catalog when registering for classes each quarter. If a student identifies a course of interest offered by another department or school (e.g., UC Berkeley, Stanford), s/he can petition to have it count toward the minor prior to enrolling in the course. These requests are made to the Global Health Minor coordinator, Emily Hall at email@example.com.
UCSF School of Nursing courses that count toward successful completion of the minor
Tier 1: Students must take one of these courses
Introduction to Global Health
Global Health Policy and Nursing
C. Dawson-Rose and S. Chapman
Clinical Scholars Program
Tier 2: Students must take one of these courses
E. Scarr and K. Baltzell
Global Health: Issues in Women’s Health
N. Diamond-Smith and E. Shabrell
Non-communicable Diseases in Global Health
Global Health and Aging
2 or 3
Tier 3: Electives
Global Community Health Planning & Interventions
Care of High-Risk Populations I
Care of High-Risk Populations II
Global & Comparative Perspectives on Health Care Systems/Policy
HIV: Epidemiology, Policy, and Prevention
Disaster Preparedness and Response
Farmworker Primary Health Care
Global and Local Health Disparities and Inequalities
Corporate Influences in Health and Health Care
2 or 3
Tobacco Control Policy Issues
For more information or questions, please contact the Global Health Minor Coordinator:
Emily Hall, RN, MSN, MPH
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Updated: April 2016