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PHLT Courses:
PHLT 8051 - Advanced Issues in Global Public Health

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5 credits

This course provides an in-depth review and analysis of the leading global health problems, and the primary methods used to measure those problems. Students analyze the social and environmental determinants of global health problems, including urbanization, global industrialization, environmental pollution, and their role in health inequalities within and between populations. In addition, students evaluate population-based approaches to improving global public health, including culturally inclusive and sensitive primary health care, and policies that promote health literacy, health equity and positive social change. Emphasis is placed on strategies to advance inclusion, cultural humility and health equity in public health research, policies and programs. The course takes a cross-disciplinary, ecological approach, enabling students to examine the complex inter-relationships between economic, social and environmental factors, and health.

PhD in Nursing


  • None

PhD in Public Health


  • Track IPrerequisites:
    • PHLT 8006 or PHLT 8011
  • Track 2Prerequisites:
    • PHLT 8006 or PHLT 8011
    • PHLT 8038
    • PHLT 8032
    • PHLT 8033
    • PHLT 8031 or PHLT 8128
    • PHLT 8035
    • PHLT 8034
*Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information or visit School of Lifelong Learning for more information.