The minor in Global Health allows students to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of health issues in a global context. Through a broad inventory of courses, the minor in Global Health provides a solid foundation in, and familiarity with, social determinants of health, epidemiology, environmental health, nutrition, data collection, and evaluation methods.
Students undertaking the Global Health Minor explore the institutional, economic, logistic, legal, social and artistic challenges facing global health solutions, investigate the health implications of globalization, as well as address issues of social justice and development, which are crucial to understanding the determinants of health issues around the world.
Through completing the Global Health Minor, students will be able to:
- Understand the fundamental issues that affect health equity and healthcare around the world;
- Use specific discipline-based methodologies (from engineering, political science, public health, etc.) to examine issues of health inequity and perceptions of health;
- Understand how cultural, social and environmental factors and issues of health equity influence the patterns of disease among people and populations, with particular emphasis on health in low-resource settings for local, regional or international contexts;
- Enhance their ability to be culturally sensitive, curious, understanding of other cultures and cross-culturally competent.
Faculty associated with the Global Health Minor come from across UCLA from such areas as the College of Letters and Science, the School of Arts and Architecture, the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Fielding School of Public Health, allowing for a truly multidisciplinary minor. With courses from over forty departments, the minor spans the breadth of the global health field.