Nursing 521

This course will explore the issues that directly or indirectly affect health in low and middle resource countries from an interdisciplinary approach. We will focus on global and public health concepts and on health promotion and risk reduction in countries to which students plan to travel for field work, or from which they have returned. We will consider how history, culture, politics and social institutions influence health and health systems. Lecture this year focuses primarily on Latin America and the Caribbean and Southeast Asia.

Health Management and Policy 634

Provide students with a deeper understanding of these key industries that play an outsize role within the healthcare systems of the US and several other countries, particularly the European markets, and the intersection of these industries and decision makers (eg, payers, HTA bodies).

Sociology 475

This course examines the influence of social and cultural factors on health, illness, and medical care.

Pharmaceutical Sciences 706

In 2016 the top selling drugs are monoclonal antibodies, and half of the new drugs approved are biopharmaceuticals and numerous biosimilars are being developed.  This class is about how biologic drugs are discovered, manufactured, formulated, analyzed, developed and regulated - now essential information for scientists seeking careers in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Health Management and Policy 685

Policy requires politics:  behind every positive or negative decision governments make, there are elected politicians, politically skilled officials, journalists, and other stakeholders.  Understanding the world of politics is crucial to influencing and implementing policies for public health.  Indeed, it is impossible to understand public health policy outside of its political context.  This class presents the basic institutions and politics of contemporary public health policymaking through studies of institutions and contemporary policy debates.  Through analysis of case studies includin

Business Administration 620

Healthcare delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is influenced by a number of factors such as provider expertise, patient trust, access, financing, medication/treatment availability, policies, and evolving technologies. Some components vary from culture to culture, while others remain constant. Improvements in healthcare delivery in these countries will rely on a good understanding of the various disciplinary approaches to care and how they can vary between cultures.

Pharmacy 597

Science- and technology-based rationale behind various regulatory issues involved in pharmaceutical and related industries. 


This course is cross-listed with ChE 597.

Entrepreneurship 599

***Note: ENTR 599 is a special topics course and the topics may change across terms. The special topic of "DEI in entrepreneurship" has been approved by the Curriculum and Assessment Committee for professional elective credit. Students wishing to take this course where the topic is different must submit a request to the Curriculum and Assessment Committee for review and approval. 

Course overview for DEI in Entrepreneurship:

Epidemiology 634

Infectious disease transmission modeling provides a theoretical framework for the field of infectious disease epidemiology; i.e., it provides a basis for thinking about study design, data analysis, and decision making.  This course will serve as an introduction to infectious disease transmission modeling, teaching more quantitative concepts of disease transmission.

Health Behavior Health Education 617

In this course, we discuss globalization and health, major actors/organizations in global health, global health inequities, and "hot topics" in global health. This course is designed to help students critically think about how to apply key concepts and skills in health behavior and health education to understanding global health issues.