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Course | Global Health

Health Sciences

Global Health introduces learners to public health on a global scale. They discover what disease is and investigate how it impacts world populations. By studying different societies, they learn about the relationship between health and socioeconomic development. Learners discover how environmental, nutritional, and behavioral risk factors jeopardize health and understand how communities, governments, and cooperative global efforts can intervene to improve health. Wherever possible, learners first study each concept as it applies to their community and then, they examine the concept in a more global context. In many lessons, learners practice deciphering and interpreting the data in tables, charts, graphs, and maps. Learners engage with information compiled by the leading global health agencies, such as the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Bank, and UNICEF. After the course, learners explore careers in global health.

Planning Tools
For Learners

PLANNING TOOLS provides essential information to guide course implementation, including scope and sequence, detailed lesson plans, semester planning outline, course updates, and project overview. Several courses offer free online resources with hyperlinked URLs to enhance blended, synchronous, and asynchronous learning. The scope and sequence guide the resource selections to ensure the content aligns with lesson topics. The online resource collection includes course outlines, modules, lesson plans, videos, projects, and articles.

FOR LEARNERS: Did you know that in 2030, 85% of the jobs are not in existence yet? So, how can what you are learning in school today possibly prepare you for an unknowable future?

The answer is simple! You do not stop learning just because you graduated from high school. You must embrace the concept of life-long learning to thrive in a highly tech-enabled and information-driven future. Your skillsets are less about what a teacher “poured” into your head and more about exploring issues and topics about which you are passionate. In the future, employers will not be as interested in your grade point average as compared to the initiative you took to extend your knowledge.

Staff Pick

The Process

What global health cause would you like to focus on? Follow the design process to brainstorm opportunities to create a more equitable world from the Gates Discovery Center

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Getting Started
Unit 2 Health and Society
Unit 3 Risk Factors and Disease
Unit 4 Preventative and Curative Intervention
Unit 5 Putting It All Together

Featured Resources

Taking Action for a Clean Environment

Interactive Lesson

In this media-rich, self-paced lesson, students explore activism—taking action to bring about...

The Spread of Infectious Diseases

Lesson Plan

A multi-part lesson that tracks how infectious diseases spread on a global scale.

STEM Global - Covid 19 in Context

Virtual Field Trip

Created by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center, this virtual field trip encourages students to make connections...

Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Pop-up Case

A hypothetical case study set in 2050 from Model Diplomacy

STEM Global Data Driven Curriculum

Lesson Plan

Students review data of past, current and future trends of air pollution and its effect on human health from the...

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