Courses and Curricula

Sponsored Courses

The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases sponsors the following campus courses:

PUBH 510 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health

This course explores contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective; examine the complex tapestry of social, economic, political, and environmental factors that affect global health; analyze global health disparities through a social justice and human rights lens; and expose students to opportunities in global health work and research.

INTS 390 International Development in Practice

This course explores, analyzes, and debates current practices and approaches to international development, broadly defined. This course takes a case study-based approach, emphasizing best practices, modes of intervention, implementation, and evaluation of projects. The course provides a solid introduction to development theory, approaches to “sustainable development” and the economic and sociopolitical underpinnings to international development initiatives. In addition, the course explores and critiques the role of university students in global development work.

PUBH 420 AIDS: Principles and Policy

A one credit-hour elective course jointly given by the schools of dentistry, public health, nursing, pharmacy and medicine that is designed to examine the complexity and multi-dimensionality of the evolving phenomenon known as AIDS as a paradigm for the relationship between disease, society and public policy. Students from all disciplines and all levels attend lectures from top leaders in the field, hear lively patient panel discussions, and watch documentaries.

PUBH 705 One Health Intellectual Exchange Course: Philosophy to Practical Integration of Human, Animal and Environmental Health

This seminar addresses the intersections of human, animal and environmental health. The weekly discussion series is designed to facilitate the understanding of health as an inexorably linked system requiring the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines. Learning objectives include 1) describing how different disciplines contribute to the practice of One Health and 2) using One Health models to explain global health interventions.  LEARN MORE>>


Undergraduate—Curriculum in Global Studies
For undergraduate students, the Curriculum in Global Studies offers students an opportunity to major in Global Studies with a concentration in “Global Health and the Environment.”

Graduate Certificate in Global Health
The Office of Global Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health offers a Graduate Certificate in Global Health. The goal of the certificate is to prepare residential SPH students to work in changing environments and with diverse populations, and to respond competently to the challenges presented by permeable geographic and cultural boundaries.

Public Health Global Learning Program
Public health is an interdisciplinary community-based field that depends strongly on knowledge of local conditions for its success. An innovative global curriculum is one in which the experience, expertise, needs, successes and failures of public health systems, programs, policies and professionals around the world are core elements of the learning content. The GLP pairs expertise at an international university with local expertise, providing field staff of international NGOs, their partners in implementation, and state or district level government health officials with management, leadership and analytical skills through six online learning units. The learning units are not intended to be post-graduate level advanced courses, but are designed to focus on the application of practical concepts and tools to day-to-day work responsibilities.