New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Graduate Certificate In Global Health Course Descriptions


INTHL 6001 Primary Health Care Around the World

This course provides an introduction to primary health care in different areas of the world. Topics include systems of health care, review of international organizations, major public health problems, primary care providers, maternal and child health services, surveying for disease prevalence, vital data and information systems, sanitation and drinking water programs, and traditional and western therapies.

INTHL 6005 Infectious Diseases and Public Health

Epidemiologic principles are used to study the prevalence of infectious diseases. Topics include a review of epidemiologic principles, methods of epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, the role of the laboratory, and strategies of control and prevention of disease. An in-depth study is done of such infectious diseases as diarrheal diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, respiratory infections including TB, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis, and parasitic diseases.

INTHL 6007 Comparative Healthcare Delivery Systems

This course offers a comparative analysis of healthcare systems in terms of the financing, organization, and delivery of acute, long-term, and mental health care, and public health services. A comparative analysis of methods of reimbursing physicians, hospitals, and other providers is also offered. Comparisons are drawn between and among nations, including the United States, with respect to political and cultural contexts, public policy, and the regulatory components of these systems. Emphasis is placed on Canada and Western Europe, but Japan, Central and Western Europe, Israel, and third-world countries are also examined.

INTHL 6008 Women and Health: A Global Perspective

The social and health problems of women in developing countries are addressed. Topics include reproductive, infectious, and neoplastic diseases and other problems indigenous to developing areas of the world, stressing the social, political, and economic aspects of health status.