Online Global Health Courses

UCGHI and its faculty partners offer a suite of online global health courses open to all University of California students. The courses aim to connect UC students interested in global health, teach them fundamental concepts and complex issues of global health, and inspire them to explore and contribute to this growing discipline.

Course catalog

Global Population, Health and Environment - Spring 2020

Students critically examine multi-scale processes involving human, animal, and ecosystem health.

Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment - Spring 2020 

Provides core knowledge and skills from several disciplines on how to improve women's health and well-being globally through an exploration of the interconnected factors that influence women’s health and empowerment.

Foundations of Epidemiology (In development)

Explores emerging infectious disease concerns - i.e. Zika and Ebola - and growing numbers of chronic health conditions - i.e. cancer and diabetes - through the lens of population health problem solving. Methodologies in study design and measurements are applied to real-life problems. 

Poverty and Development (In development)

Explores concepts of poverty and human development and considers critically the strategies used by the global North to reduce global inequities, with particular reference to health.


Enrolled students may register for UCGHI undergraduate courses and earn credit from their home campus through the UC Cross-Campus Enrollment portal. If your campus hosts the course, you may enroll through your campus registrar.

UCGHI's online courses are developed by interdisciplinary, multi-campus teams of faculty and supported by the UC Office of the President's Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI).

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For academic advisors

Help your students connect to the UC Global Health Institute’s suite of online courses.

Course trailers

Introduction to Global Health

Ethics in Global Health