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Global Health

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Minor or earn a certificate in

Global Health

The global health minor is tailored to meet the needs of health care professionals seeking to build an international health perspective, understanding and genuine experience. While enrolled in the online courses, you will complete two global health field experiences in two different settings.

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As a global health minor at Linfield

you might take:

Global Health

A multidisciplinary introduction to key public health issues in the developed world, the emerging world, and developing world. Intended for students from any major who want a foundation in global health issues from a science, social, political, economic and business perspective. (HSCI 330)

International Health

Examines health, health care, and health care delivery in developed, developing, and newly developed countries and regions of the world. Diseases (old and emerging), disease processes, health care practices and beliefs, and international world health organizations. (HSCI 431)


Introduction to epidemiology of disease. Acute and chronic diseases are discussed from population point of view. Topics include modes of transmission, outbreak investigation, surveillance of acute infections and chronic diseases, and microbial and environmental causes. (HSCI 440)

Studying global health at Linfield

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the basic principles of project management and apply them in a health or health care setting.

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  • Demonstrate an understanding of theories, concepts and practices of 21st-century health administration, including social determinants of health, population health, planning and policy, the use of digital information to improve prevention and health care delivery, leadership, integrated health systems, cultural and organizational behavior and how these concepts and theories are applied in various global health and/or health care settings.

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  • Examine the social and cultural significance of health in society, locally, in the US and globally.

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  • Analyze both health policy and practical issues related to the field of global health.

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  • Experience health and/or health care in two different global health or health care settings.

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Employment Opportunities

  • Health educator
  • Consultant
  • Health programs officer
  • Global health researcher
  • Health outreach coordinator
  • Humanitarian response manager
  • Public health analyst

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Have questions about studying in Linfield's Online and Continuing Education program? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

Deanna Fairchild
Deanna Fairchild
Assistant Director of Admission for Online and Continuing Education