Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences

The success of public health relies on its interdisciplinary nature, and the extent of
sub-disciplines beyond those represented by the major fields listed above is significant. In addition to courses that appropriately fall within the traditionally recognized core areas of public health, the GSPH continually strives to expand the selection of interdisciplinary topics that can help to broaden and enhance the public health perspectives of the student body.

Courses Offered by Division Faculty

Public Health Nutrition

The aim of the field is to gain an understanding of the role of nutrition in health and disease, and to assess and evaluate nutrition interventions aimed to improve health at the individual and population level. The content of the course will combine public health, epidemiology and basic science with focus on nutrition-related health problems. Students will learn about the role of various nutrients in health and disease at different stages of life as well as at the individual and population level. We will discuss the need for a healthier diet which is greater than ever, and how this can be achieved. (Elective Course)

Introduction to Medicine

This course will cover human anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology in the context of their importance medical practice and public health. (Optional Course)

Healthcare Innovation

This course will offer the contents necessary to create change in organizations and society related to healthcare, specifically to understand the potential of creating change in organizations and society through intrepreneurship and/or entrepreneurship; to learn how to approach new ideas of creating change and deconstructing them from the perspective of sustainability, be it capitalistic or philanthropic.

Courses offered by Graduate School of Nursing Sciences

Students can take lecture and seminar courses offered by the Graduate School of Nursing Sciences as an adjoining field of public health. (elective courses, up to 10 units)