Global Health Minor

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The Global Health Minor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, provides students with a transdisciplinary introduction to the key concepts, debates, challenges, and opportunities in the field of global health. We provide a broad-based curriculum, an intellectually engaged support staff, and an ongoing commitment to identifying great classes, lectures, and opportunities for all students, whatever their major field of study. Students participating in the minor will be able to understand and discuss the determinants of global health and global responses to health problems, including health systems. By becoming knowledgeable in these core areas, students will also be able to engage actively in efforts to improve health as global citizens. At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

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Global health
Public health
Child and family health
Food and nutrition
Metrics and evaluation
Policy and management
Political science
Public policy
Social sciences
Veterinary Medicine

University of Washington

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