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 challenges, role of primary care providers, maternal and child health services, surveying for disease prevalence, and information systems, mobile health applications, sanitation and environmental 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 disease incidence and prevalence , methods of investigations, surveillance, the role of early diagnosis 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, HIV / AIDS and emerging and re merging infections in vulnerable populations.

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 industrialized 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 a review of health care systems in Canada and Western Europe, but Japan, Central and Western Europe, Israel, and developing ( low/ mid income ) 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 health infectious, and neoplastic diseases and other problems indigenous to developing areas of the world, stressing the social, political, and economic aspects of health status. The strong link between human rights and women’s health is explored as well as the social determinants of health which lead to global disparities in women’s health globally.