Global Health Policy and Practice Minor

Overview

The UCSF School of Nursing Global Health Policy and Practice Minor offers students the opportunity to examine nursing and health policy issues that affect the global community, ranging from clinical areas to health systems policy making in other countries and local refugee concerns in the Bay Area. With a focus on population health and health disparities, this minor prepares students to become experts and leaders in nursing care at the local, national and international level.

Enrollment

Students completing the minor must register with the Center for Global Health, by completing the online Global Health Minor enrollment form here. Please complete the form when you enroll in your first global health course. Students should discuss their interest in this minor their advisor as well as the Global Health Minor coordinator, Emily Hall (emily.hall@ucsf.edu) when choosing courses and determining how to fit courses into their specialty program schedules.

Requirements 

  • Students are required to take 3 courses with a minimum of 6 units to complete the minor.
  • Course requirements include: GHS 101 and one Health Policy course.
  • Remaining credits should be obtained by taking any course listed below as a health policy course or an elective.
  • Courses may not overlap with the requirements of the student’s specialty or with the requirements to fulfill another minor.
  • 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, signing up for the Center for Global Health Newsletter here, the course schedule and course catalog when registering for classes each quarter. Students are encouraged to speak with the Global Health Policy and Practice coordinator, Emily Hall (emily.hall@ucsf.edu), about how to best fit classes into the schedule of their specialty.
  • 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.

 

Required global health course

 

Title

Quarter Offered

Units

Faculty of Record

 GHS101

 Introduction to Global Health
 (GHS101X does not fulfill requirement.) 

Fall

2

C. Stewart & E. Hall

Required: At least one of the following health policy courses

S246 Communications and Policy Leadership Fall 3 Chapman 

N253

Theories of the Health Policy Process

Fall

3

Dubbin

N260H

Global Health Policy and Nursing

Spring

2

Chapman 

S235

Tobacco Control Policy Issues

Winter

1-3

Bialous

Electives

N215.01

Global Community Health Planning & Interventions

Winter

3

Dawson-Rose

N242A

HIV Epi, Policy, and Prevention

Fall

2

Dawson-Rose

N274D

Farmworker Primary Health Care

Spring

Ramirez-McLaughlin

N217 C

Care of Rural Populations 1

Fall

1

Castillo and Gatewood

Pediatrics 170.01C 

Special Issues in Healthcare: Global Health Interest Group

Fall

 1

Kelly

N207A

Communicating with the Latino Patient

Fall

 1

Bernal de Pheils

N260M

Diseases of Global Importance

Winter

 1-2

Baltzell & Hall

N249

HIV Grand Rounds

Fall – Spring

1

McQuilkin

N260R

Global Health at Home: Rural Immigrants and Refugees

Spring

1

Schapiro

S206 Corporate Influences of Health and Healthcare Fall - odd years only 2-3 TBD

Intensive Global Health Experiences

GHS211

 Clinical Scholars Program

Summer

 4.5

 Stewart

N460

 Global Health Practicum

various

 2-8

 various