Subject: Community Hlth and Epidemiolog
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 1.5 Lecture hours and 1.5 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Medicine
Department: Community Hlth and Epidemiol


This survey course provides an introduction to ways of critically understanding and acting on key issues affecting the health of disadvantaged peoples locally and globally. Using critical analyses of health and development concepts and theories, this course helps students understand links between global and local health issues, and foster their active involvement in communities as informed global citizens. Through active and participatory learning, students enrolled in Global Health 1 explore issues affecting personal, community and global health development both overseas and locally. Concepts such as determinants of health, globalization and health, and participatory strategies and actions for enhancing well-being are introduced along with related aspects of gender, power, ecology, education, indigenous health, social movements, and foreign aid.

Permission of the Department required.

Upcoming class offerings

For full details about upcoming courses, refer to the class search tool or, if you are a current student, the registration channel in PAWS.


The syllabus is a public document that provides detail about a class, such as the schedule of activities, learning outcomes, and weighting of assignments and examinations.

Once an instructor has made their syllabus publicly available on USask’s Learning Management System, it will appear below. Please note that the examples provided below do not represent a complete set of current or previous syllabus material. Rather, they are presented solely for the purpose of indicating what may be required for a given class. Unless otherwise specifically stated on the content, the copyright for all materials in each course belongs to the instructor whose name is associated with that course. The syllabus is the intellectual property of instructors or the university.

For more information, visit the Academic Courses Policy , the Syllabus page for instructors , or for students your Academic Advising office.