Global Health Minor

Overview

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. The minor is administered by the School of Nursing Center for Global Health (Room N·431Y) and is cross-departmental.

Those students wishing to receive certification of the completion of the minor must register with the Center for Global Heath, by submitting the online form here

Requirements

  • Students are required to take 3 courses with a minimum of 6-9 units to complete the minor.
  • These 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 courses required for the minor.
  • Note: Not all courses are taught each year, so students will need to check the bulletin/catalog. If a student identifies a course offered by another department or school (e.g., UC Berkeley, UCSF Global Health Sciences), s/he can petition to have it count toward the minor prior to enrolling in the course.

UCSF School of Nursing courses that count toward successful completion of the minor

Tier 1: Students must take one of these courses

 

 Title

 Quarter Offered

 Units   

 FOR

 GHS101

 Introduction to Global Health (in-class only)

 Winter

 1.5

 C. Stewart

 N260H

 Global Health Policy and Nursing

 Spring,
 every other year

 3

 C. Dawson-Rose and S. Chapman

 GHS211

 Clinical Scholars Program

 Summer

 4.5

 C. Stewart

 

Tier 2: Students must take one of these courses

 N260E

 Infectious Diseases

 Winter

 3

 E. Scarr and K. Baltzell

 N260J

 Global Health: Issues in Women’s Health

 Winter,
 first 5 weeks

 1

 N. Diamond-Smith and E. Shabrell

 N260K

 Non-communicable Diseases in Global Health

 Winter,
 second 5 weeks

 1

 E. Hall

 S214

 Global Health and Aging

 Fall

 2 or 3   

 Z. Zimmer

 

Tier 3: Electives

 N215.01

 Global Community Health Planning & Interventions

 Spring

 3

 C. Dawson-Rose

 N217A

 Care of High-Risk Populations I

 Spring

 2

 M. McGrath

 N217B

 Care of High-Risk Populations II

 Winter

 2

 E. Monasterio

 N240.2

 Global & Comparative Perspectives on Health Care Systems/Policy

 Spring

 2

 C. Chaufan

 N242A

 HIV/AIDS Overview

 Fall

 2

 C. Dawson-Rose

 N274D

 Farmworker Primary Health Care

 Spring

 2

 C. Noya

 S204

 Global and Local Health Disparities and Inequalities

 Spring

 3

 S. Dworkin

 S206

 Corporate Influences in Health and Health Care

 Fall

 2 or 3 

 R. Malone

 S235

 Tobacco Control Policy Issues

 Fall

 1,2,
 or 3  

 R. Malone

For more information or questions, please contact the Global Health Minor Coordinator:

Emily Hall, RN, MSN, MPH
emily.hall@ucsf.edu

Updated: July 2015