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Global Public Health Minor

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School of Public Health, MMC 819 Mayo, Room A395, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 7
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health describes global health as the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to studying the health of populations across the world, irrespective of national or political boundaries. This minor focuses on the basic tenets of global health and gaining the population health skills necessary to promote the health, well being, safety, and wellness of populations at the local and global levels.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Admission to the global public health minor is contingent upon prior admission to a master's or doctoral degree-granting program at the University of Minnesota.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Required Coursework (5 Credits)
All students pursuing the minor must complete the following for at least 5 credits:
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6231 - Global Health Capstone (1.0 cr)
Take PUBH 6108 for 2 credits, if selected as the required foundations course.
PUBH 6108 - Foundations of Global Health (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health (2.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Electives (2 Credits)
Take at least 2 elective credits to complete the 7-credit minimum for the master's-level minor. Other courses may be considered, with program staff approval.
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6365 - Global Challenges in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6390 - Topics: Epidemiology (0.5-4.0 cr)
· PUBH 6732 - Topics and Methods in Global Health Assessment (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6906 - Global Nutrition (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 7262 - Globalization and Health (1.0 cr)
· PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
Doctoral
Electives (7 Credits)
Take at least 7 elective credits to complete the 12-credit minimum for the doctoral-level minor. Other courses may be considered, with program staff approval.
Take 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6365 - Global Challenges in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6390 - Topics: Epidemiology (0.5-4.0 cr)
· PUBH 6732 - Topics and Methods in Global Health Assessment (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6906 - Global Nutrition (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 7262 - Globalization and Health (1.0 cr)
· PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
 
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PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 6231 - Global Health Capstone
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed to facilitate learners’ synthesis of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes learned throughout the Global Health Certificate courses and practiced during field experience. Each student will be guided through the creation of a portfolio of carefully selected assignments, reflections, and experiences completed during the Certificate program, along with a resume and a final reflection. Each student will then present a portfolio at the end of the course.
PUBH 6108 - Foundations of Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides an introduction to key principles and topics in global health including measures of global burden of disease, identification of key health problems around the world and the main determinants, health systems and international public health organizations. In addition, we will discuss cross-cutting and timely issues in health promotion, disease control programs, and operational research in international settings. Class exercises and discussions will focus on challenging global health problems, and strategies to address them. This course is required for those students enrolled in the School of Public Health Global Health Certificate program, and is also open to other qualified students (see Course Prerequisites). Examples of diseases and illustrations of global health problems in this class will include both infectious and non-infectious diseases and should be of interest to students in various programs.
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Effects of globalization on social/sustainable development. Population, war, economics, urbanization, environment, water/sanitation, communicable/non-communicable conditions. New infectious/chronic diseases, food security/environmental health. prereq: Credit will not be granted if received for 6100 or 6365
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues related to providing adequate levels of clean air/water. Local water quantity/quality, air quality in developed/developing world, global air/water quality, policies meant to protect these resources.
PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and/ methods. Strategies for disease control and prevention, including immunization. Relevance of modes of transmission of specific agents for disease spread and prevention. Public health consequences of infectious diseases at local, national, and international levels.
PUBH 6365 - Global Challenges in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will focus on the considerable burden due to infectious diseases within middle and low-income countries, as well as the underlying risk factors that lead to their emergence and spread. Students will learn about and review different measures of disease burden and health status. Different diseases of international public health significance will be reviewed, with a focus on epidemiologic research and methods used describe and analyze disease determinants. The course will also expose students to different interventions (prevention and control strategies) that have been used in both emergency situation, and to reduce the burden of more endemic diseases that significantly impact the health of populations. The scientific literature concerning specific diseases of interest will be examined and discussed in order to illustrate these principles. We recognize that it is impossible to cover all subjects in global health. Using a case-study approach, the course will instead select a variety of infectious diseases of international importance. We will focus instead on approaches to dealing with these different problems, and some of the methodologies used to study them. This course will allow students to gain both skills and a greater understanding of public health research and practice as it applies to international health. prereq: [6320 or 6341, instr consent] master's or doctoral level student in School of Public Health
PUBH 6390 - Topics: Epidemiology
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 80.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings or topics of interest in epidemiology.
PUBH 6732 - Topics and Methods in Global Health Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Evaluation of health populations relative to specific topics important to global health, including methodology appropriate to particular issue. Focuses on developing countries. prereq: [6705, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PUBH 6705 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PUBH 6320 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PUBH 6341 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in grad course in epidemiology], [public health MPH or environmental health [MS or PhD] or health services research/policy/administration [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or clinical research MS]] or instr consent
PUBH 6906 - Global Nutrition
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nature/scope of chief nutritional issues and problems in the world. Emphasizes developing countries. Nutrient deficiencies, nutrition-related aspects of infectious/chronic disease. prereq: Grad student
PUBH 7262 - Globalization and Health
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Global health concerns cross the borders of developed and developing nations. Effect of globalization on social and scientific consequences in public health. Interplay between global stressors such as population, war, economics, urbanization, and environment; effects on the health of women/children, spread of infectious/chronic diseases, nutrition and environmental health.
PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00519
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to access demographic, health, and background information on US immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing. Community visits required. Online course.
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues related to providing adequate levels of clean air/water. Local water quantity/quality, air quality in developed/developing world, global air/water quality, policies meant to protect these resources.
PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and/ methods. Strategies for disease control and prevention, including immunization. Relevance of modes of transmission of specific agents for disease spread and prevention. Public health consequences of infectious diseases at local, national, and international levels.
PUBH 6365 - Global Challenges in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will focus on the considerable burden due to infectious diseases within middle and low-income countries, as well as the underlying risk factors that lead to their emergence and spread. Students will learn about and review different measures of disease burden and health status. Different diseases of international public health significance will be reviewed, with a focus on epidemiologic research and methods used describe and analyze disease determinants. The course will also expose students to different interventions (prevention and control strategies) that have been used in both emergency situation, and to reduce the burden of more endemic diseases that significantly impact the health of populations. The scientific literature concerning specific diseases of interest will be examined and discussed in order to illustrate these principles. We recognize that it is impossible to cover all subjects in global health. Using a case-study approach, the course will instead select a variety of infectious diseases of international importance. We will focus instead on approaches to dealing with these different problems, and some of the methodologies used to study them. This course will allow students to gain both skills and a greater understanding of public health research and practice as it applies to international health. prereq: [6320 or 6341, instr consent] master's or doctoral level student in School of Public Health
PUBH 6390 - Topics: Epidemiology
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 80.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings or topics of interest in epidemiology.
PUBH 6732 - Topics and Methods in Global Health Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Evaluation of health populations relative to specific topics important to global health, including methodology appropriate to particular issue. Focuses on developing countries. prereq: [6705, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PUBH 6705 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PUBH 6320 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PUBH 6341 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in grad course in epidemiology], [public health MPH or environmental health [MS or PhD] or health services research/policy/administration [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or clinical research MS]] or instr consent
PUBH 6906 - Global Nutrition
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nature/scope of chief nutritional issues and problems in the world. Emphasizes developing countries. Nutrient deficiencies, nutrition-related aspects of infectious/chronic disease. prereq: Grad student
PUBH 7262 - Globalization and Health
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Global health concerns cross the borders of developed and developing nations. Effect of globalization on social and scientific consequences in public health. Interplay between global stressors such as population, war, economics, urbanization, and environment; effects on the health of women/children, spread of infectious/chronic diseases, nutrition and environmental health.
PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00519
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to access demographic, health, and background information on US immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing. Community visits required. Online course.