Global Health Course Listings

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The College of Public Health and the Center for Global Health and Development are pursuing the creation of additional courses in Global Health. Current course listings here:


CPH 559, HPRO 898 Learning Across Borders: A Global Health Travel Experience

Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of global health issues and allow students to experience being a student who crosses borders to study public health in action in a destination country. Students will gain insights into the challenges and strategies involved in promoting and improving global health, with the destination country serving as a specific case study. This includes learning about the destination country from a health perspective, politics, economics, etc., while learning how to collaborate across borders. Students will engage with real-world examples and experiences in our destination country throughout the course through virtual and in-person interactions and field visits. This course includes international travel with additional fees associated beyond the course tuition.

View video of Information Session on Oct 24, 2023

Please note that the $2,000 scholarship is currently only available to COPH students.

Course Informational flyer for COPH students only

Course Informational flyer for other UNMC students

View PowerPoint Presentation from the Information Session on Oct 24, 2023

Complete the student interest survey to help us finalize the course syllabus and itinerary

View the Course Syllabus (coming soon)


CPH 568, HSRA 868 Global Health Systems

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the structures and roles of international organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Bank (WB) in global health, as well as the concepts of global health architecture and global health security. This course also provides insights into the core components and functions of different national health systems, including public health, around the world, how they are structured and how they operate, to achieve their national health goals, emphasizing the areas of similarity and the areas of differences. Other topics include global health economics and financing, global determinants of disease and health, global healthcare and public health innovations, and healthcare and public health systems evaluation.

View Spring 2022 Course Syllabus