William Toscano, PhD
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences 
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota  

Global health concerns cross the borders of developed and developing nations. This class will focus on the effect of globalization on social and scientific consequences in public health. Topics will include the interplay between global stressors such as population, war, economics, urbanization and environment and their effects on the health of women and children, the spread of infectious and chronic diseases, nutrition and environmental health.

This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7262-101 as part of the 2019 Public Health Institute.
Enrollment for this course will open on February 18, 2019.

For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute


After completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss major determinants of global public health
  • Discuss political economy of global public health issues
  • Describe the most prevalent global diseases.
  • Identify risk factors, and major policy issues for prevention and control of diseases of global importance.


The core competencies for public health professionals are a consensus set of skills identified by the Council on Linkages (CoL) between academia and public health practice as being desirable for the delivery of the essential public health services. The CoL competencies identified for this course are:

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • 2.7 Examines the feasibility (e.g., fiscal, social, political, legal, geographic) and implications of policies, programs, and services

Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • 5.2. Identifies relationships that are affecting health in a community (e.g., relationships among health departments, hospitals, community health centers, primary care providers, schools, community-based organizations, and other types of organizations)

Domain 8: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills                

  • 8.2. Describes public health as part of a larger inter-related system of organizations that influence the health of populations at local, national, and global levels
  • 8.4. Collaborates with individuals and organizations in developing a vision for a healthy community (e.g., emphasis on prevention, health equity for all, excellence and innovation)
  • 8.6. Provides opportunities for professional development for individuals and teams (e.g., training, mentoring, peer advising, coaching)
  • 8.8. Modifies organizational practices in consideration of changes (e.g., social, political, economic, scientific)

Registration & Cancellation

The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.

The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.

All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Contact & Questions

Meghan Taylor: 612-626-8434; tayl0427@umn.edu




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