Health (HLTH)

HLTH 3320. Global Health. (3 Credits)

The course will introduce students to the main concepts of the public health field and the critical links between global health and social and economic development. Students will get an overview of the determinants of health, and how wealth status is measured. The course will include the following issues form a global perspective: maternal and child health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, nutrition, and the environment. The course will be global in coverage but with a focus on low- and middle-income countries and on the health of the poor.

HLTH 3330. African American Health Issues. (3 Credits)

This course will explore numerous health issues affecting the African American community. An overview of African American health, a historical background in racial disparities in health care, specific health problems as they relate to African American children, women, men and the elderly will specifically be addressed. Violence, homicide and incarceration and how these social and environmental issues affect the African American community will be discussed in this course.

HLTH 3660. Current Issues in Health. (3 Credits)