Global Health Studies courses
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Program adviser: Kaveh Khoshnood, 405 LEPH, 785-2920, email@example.com
GLOBAL HEALTH STUDIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Julia Adams (Sociology), Elizabeth Bradley (Public Health), Sean Brotherton (Anthropology), Hannah Brueckner (Sociology), Cheryl Doss (Global Affairs), Robert Dubrow (Public Health), Jane Edwards (Yale College Dean's Office), Howard Forman (School of Medicine), Marcia Inhorn (Anthropology), Kaveh Khoshnood (Public Health), William Segraves (Yale College Dean's Office), Michael Skonieczny (Public Health), David Smith (Social & Policy Studies), Dieter Söll (Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry), Christopher Udry (Economics), John Wargo (Forestry & Environmental Studies), John Warner (History of Medicine), Robert Wyman (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology)
Issues related to health are among the most important challenges facing societies, both domestically and globally. Finding solutions to health-related problems requires multidisciplinary comprehension of all dimensions of health, including biological and social determinants, economics and politics of health care systems and health care delivery, and ways in which health is understood by individuals, societies, and cultures. Yale College offers courses through an interdisciplinary health studies framework, bringing together the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.
To make the best possible use of institutional resources, students are encouraged to form a coherent plan of study in the area of global health. The advisory committee has identified the building blocks for such a plan, with a core of courses in four areas: global health, health care systems, research methodology, and the biological and social determinants of health. GLBL 323 and PSYC 235 are recommended research methods courses. All students interested in this field need a working knowledge of statistics; STAT 100–106, 230 or higher, or PSYC 200 offer excellent preparation. Courses in the graduate and professional schools can sometimes fulfill the core areas. Students expand their program with elective courses from the wide range offered by Yale College.
Students should supplement their classroom experience with applications in the community, whether in the United States or abroad. Internships and research projects developed with the guidance of the faculty build on classroom work, and in some cases lead to senior theses and projects.
For information about the five-year B.A.-B.S./M.P.H. degree program offered jointly with the School of Public Health, see under Public Health.