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Framework Program for Global Health



INTH 301/INTH401, Fundamental Concepts in Global Health


All participants in the Global Health Certificate Program are required to successfully complete INTH 301/INTH401, Fundamental Concepts in Global Health taught each spring Semester. The course seeks to integrate the multiple perspectives and objectives in global health by investigating how the disciplines of biology, medicine, bioethics, epidemiology, anthropology, nursing, mathematics, and engineering analyze and approach the same set of international health problems. Students will develop a shared vocabulary with which to understand these various other perspectives from within their own discipline. Real life examples will be used to emphasize issues related to the health consequences of development projects, emergency response to a health care crisis and diseases of development in the presence of underdevelopment. The course is open to all upper class students and graduate students. More information is available from the registrar's web site or by clicking here to access the course flyer.


INTH 301/401 is also the core requirement for all individuals to receive a Certificate in Global Health. Students interested in receiving a certificate will also be required to complete a set number of global health classes (and/or receive international field experience), according to individual departmental requirements.


Additional Global Health Coursework


In addition to INTH 301/401, The Framework Program has supported the recent revival of Medical Spanish and new courses and electives in Global Health since its inception. Case Western Reserve University provides a large number of academic courses relevant to Global Health. They may be selected individually under the guidance of an academic advisor, or may be included as a formal program of study, such as with the Global Health Certificate Program.

A sample of courses offered at CWRU that are relevant to Global Health include:


INTH 301/401: Fundamentals of Global Health

INTH 447: Global Health: Outbreak Investigation in Real-Time

INTH 484: Geographic Medicine and Epidemiology

INTH 494: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

INTH 4002: Tropical Infectious Diseases

INTH 5001: Orientation to International Health

INTH 551: Global Health Seminar

FAMD 5023: International Health Practice

IMMU 3002 Tuberculosis and AIDS

IMMU 3003: Tuberculosis and History

DGMS 9017: Introductory Spanish

DGMS 9015: Medical Spanish I

DGMS 9016 elective: Medical Spanish II



Epidemiology and Biostatistics

EPBI 484: Geographic Medicine and Epidemiology

EPBI 494: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

EPBI 431: Statistical Methods in Biological and Medical Sciences I

EPBI 447: Global Health: Outbreak Investigation in Real-Time

EPBI 450: Clinical Trials and Intervention Studies

EPBI 459: Longitudinal Data Analysis

EPBI 460 & 461: Health Research Methods

EPBI 467: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care

EPBI 490: Epidemiology: Introduction of Theory/Methods

EPBI 410: Principles of Biomedicine for Epidemiology and Biostatistics

EPBI 433: Community Interventions and Program Evaluation

EPBI 463: Survey Design and Data Collection

EPBI 508: Ethics, Law, and Epidemiology

EPBI 515: Secondary Analysis of Large Health Care Data


Public Health

MPHP 406: History and Philosophy of Public Health

MPHP 447: Global Health: Outbreak Investigation in Real-Time

MPHP 484: Geographic Medicine and Epidemiology

MPHP 494: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

MPHP 475: Management of Disasters Due to Nature, War, or Terror

MPHP 510: Health Disparities

MPHP 418: Health, Human Rights, and Social Justice

MPHP 461: Urban Health



NURS 372: Health in the Global Community

NURS 491: Community Health Nursing I

NURS 373: Global Health Practicum

NURS 495: Community Health Nursing II

NURS 496: Community Health Nursing III

NURS 480: Public Health Epidemiology

NURS 445: Infection Control I

NURS 450: Infection Control II

NURS 524: Advanced Practicum in Infection Control

NURS 418: Health, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Focus on HIV/AIDS



LAWS 440: International War Crimes Project

LAWS 227: Health Laws

LAWS 244: Poverty, Social Inequiality, and Law

LAWS 069: Islamic Law

LAWS 048: International Humanitarian Law

LAWS 214: Scientific Evidence




ANTH 326/426: Power, Illness, and Inequality: The Political Economy of Health

ANTH 334/434: Urban Anthropology

ANTH 337/437: Comparative Medical Systems

ANTH 343/443: Psychoanalytic Anthropology

ANTH 345/445: Ethnicity, Gender, and Mental Health

ANTH 351/451: Topics in International Health

ANTH 352/452: Japanese Culture and Society

ANTH 353/453: Chinese Culture and Society

ANTH 356/456: Mediterranean Culture and Society

ANTH 358/458: Women’s Mental Health

ANTH 359/459: Introduction to International Health

ANTH 361/461: Urban Health

ANTH 363/463: Anthropology and Bioethics

ANTH 365/465: Gender and Sex Differences: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

ANTH 369/469: The Anthropology of Nutrition

ANTH 371/471: Culture, Behavior, and Person: Psychological Anthropology

ANTH 376/476: Topics in the Anthropology of Health and Medicine

ANTH 388/488: Globalization, Development, and Underdevelopment: Anthropological Perspectives

ANTH 511: Seminar in Anthropology and Global Health




MATH 349/449: Dynamical systems for Biology and Medicine

MATH 385: Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes for Biology




BIOL 351: Priniciples of Ecology

BIOL 353: Ecophysiology of Global Change





BETH 271: Bioethics:Dilemmas

BETH 401: Foundations in Bioethics

BETH 414: INternational HEalth Research Ethics




ENGR 131: Elementary Computer Programming