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. 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.

Enrollment

Those students wishing to receive certification of the completion of the minor must register with the Center for Global Health, by complete the online Global Health Minor enrollment form here. Please complete the form periodically throughout your program to keep the coordinator updated about your progress.

Requirements

  • Students are required to take 3 courses with a minimum of 6 units to complete the minor.

  • Course requirements include: GHS 101 and at least one Tier 2 course. It is recommended students take these courses during the first year of their master's program for scheduling purposes.

  • Remaining credits should be obtained by taking elective courses.

  • Courses may not overlap with the requirements of the student’s specialty or with the requirements to fulfill another 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 this webpage, the course schedule and course catalog when registering for classes each quarter.
     
  • The SF consortium and Stanford Exchange allows students to take classes on other campuses and receive credit. 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. These requests should be made to the Global Health Minor coordinator, Emily Hall at emily.hall@ucsf.edu.

Courses being offered in the upcoming quarter are listed below.

Tier 1: Required course

 

 Title

 Quarter Offered

Units

 Faculty of Record

 GHS101

 Introduction to Global Health
 (Qualifies Tier 1 requirement. GHS101X does not.

 Fall

 1.5

 C. Stewart & E. Hall

 

Tier 2: One of the following courses is required

 N260J

 Global Women's Health: From Research to Practice

 Winter

 2

 L. Thompson & N. Diamond-Smith

 N248 Diseases of Global ImportanceWinter 3

 K. Baltzell and E. Hall

 

Tier 3: Electives

 N215.01

 Global Community Health Planning & Interventions

 Winter

 3

 C. Dawson-Rose

 N240.2

 Global & Comparative Perspectives on Health Care Systems/Policy

 Spring

 2

 *Not offered in 2017

 N248

 Disaster Preparedness and Response

 Spring

 2

 T. Major, register under E. Hall

 N274D

 Farmworker Primary Health Care*

 Spring

 2 

 *Not offered in 2017

 S204

 Global and Local Health Disparities and Inequalities*

 Spring

 3

 *Not offered in 2017
 N260H

 Global Health Policy and Nursing

 Spring 2 S. Chapman 
 Pediatrics 170.01C 

 Special Issues in Healthcare: Global Health Interest Group

 Fall 1 T. Kelly
 N249

 Communicating with the Latino Patient

 Fall 1 P. Bernal de Pheils

 N248

 Clinical Management in Global Maternal Health Spring 1 D. Mallareedy


Intensive Global Health Experiences

 GHS211

 Clinical Scholars Program

 Summer 4.5 Stewart
 N460

 Global Health Practicum

 various 2.8 various

 

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

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

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Updated: April 2017