Global Health and Nutrition

Global Health and Nutrition Courses

This is an overview of current courses offered 2017-2018, although they may change in the future. The most updated information can be found on the UBC Course Schedule.

Previously listed as human ecology, global nutrition, and other umbrellas of courses are now listed here.

** Undergraduate students are sometimes able to take graduate level courses with special permission. Please ask.


Anthropology Courses

  • ANTH 210 Eating Culture
  • ANTH 227 Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 425 Nutritional Archaeology
  • ANTH 428 Medicine, Technology, Culture and Society
  • ANTH 429 Global Health in Cross-Cultural Contexts

Applied Biology Courses

  • APBI 414 Animals and Global Issues

Biology Courses

  • BIOL 153 Human Biology

Cellular and Physiological Sciences Courses

  • CAPS 301 Human Physiology

Chemistry Courses

  • CHEM 341 Global Challenges: A Chemical Perspective

Early Childhood Education and Care Courses

  • ECED 401 Supporting Young Children’s Health and Well-Being in Early Childhood Settings

Economics Courses

  • ECON 210 Microeconomic Policy
  • ECON 234 Wealth and Poverty of Nations
  • ECON 255 Understanding Globalization
  • ECON 317 Poverty and inequality
  • ECON 335 Fertility, Families and Human Migration

Family Studies Courses

  • FMST 210 Family Context of Human Development

Food, Nutrition and Health Courses

  • FNH 200 Exploring Our Food
  • FNH 250 Nutrition Concepts and Controversies
  • FNH 313 Microorganisms in Food Systems
  • FNH 340 Food Theory
  • FNH 341 Food Theory Applications
  • FNH 342 Critical Perspectives on Consumer Food Practices
  • FNH 350 Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • FNH 351 Vitamins, Minerals, and Health
  • FNH 355 International Nutrition
  • FNH 370 Nutrition Assessment
  • FNH 371 Human Nutrition Over the Life Span
  • FNH 398 Research Methods in Human Nutrition
  • FNH 402 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
  • FNH 415 Business Concepts in Food, Nutrition and Health
  • FNH 451 Nutrient Metabolism and Implications for Health
  • FNH 455 Applied International Nutrition
  • FNH 472 Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
  • FNH 473 Applied Public Health Nutrition
  • FNH 474 Sport Nutrition
  • FNH 477 Nutrition and Disease Prevention
  • FNH 490 Topics in Food, Nutrition, and Health

Food and Resource Economics Courses

  • FRE 306 Introduction to Global Food Markets
  • FRE 340 International Agricultural Development
  • FRE 460 Economics of Food Consumption

Global Public Policy Courses

  • GPP 583 Food Security

Gender Studies Courses

  • GRSJ 305 Social Justice Issues in Community and International Organizing
  • GRSJ 310 Issues in Gender and Health

Integrated Sciences Courses

  • ISCI 350 Darwinian Medicine

Kinesiology Courses

  • KIN 103 Active Health
  • KIN 261 Health Policy and Society
  • KIN 425 Aging, Health and the Body
  • KIN 464 Health Promotion and Physical Activity
  • KIN 465 Interculturalism, Health, and Physical Activity
  • KIN 469 Chronic Health Issues, Physical Activity, and Community Practice

Midwifery Courses

  • MIDW 215 Ethics in Maternity Care
  • MIDW 360 Global Maternal Infant Health

Philosophy Courses

  • PHIL 333 Bio-Medical Ethics

Political Science Courses

  • POLI 309 Canadian Perspectives on Human Rights
  • POLI 373 Ethics in World Politics
  • POLI 374 International Peacekeeping
  • POLI 461 Peace and Conflict Studies

Psychology Courses

  • PSYCH 307 Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 314 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 404 Psychology of Religion
  • PSYC 501** Biological Basis of Health Psychology

Sociology Courses

  • SOCI 423 Sociology of Food
  • SOCI 444 Sociology of Aging
  • SOCI 479A Social Determinants of Health
  • SOCI 484B Sociology of Health and Illness

School of Population and Public Health Courses

  • SPHA 510** Canadian Health Policy and the Healthcare System
  • SPHA 511** Government, Business and Health Care Policy
  • SPHA 532** Health Economics
  • SPHA 556** Social Determinants of Health
  • SPHA 557** Quality of Health Care
  • SPHA 562** Health Care Law
  • SPHA 563** Ethics and Ethical Decision Making in Health Care
  • SPPH 200 Understanding the Sociocultural Determinants of the Health of Populations
  • SPPH 300 Working in International Health
  • SPPH 302 Topics in Health Informatics for Health/Life Sciences Students
  • SPPH 400 Statistics for Health Research
  • SPPH 406 Aging from an Interdisciplinary Perspective
  • SPPH 410 Improving Public Health: An Interprofessional Approach to Designing and Implementing Effective Interventions
  • SPPH 411 Violence Across the Lifspan
  • SPPH 481A Special Topics in Population and Public Health – DH RESRCH MTHODS
  • SPPH 481B Special Topics in Population and Public Health – PUBLC HLTH ETHCS
  • SPPH 481C Special Topics in Population and Public Health – PRISON HEALTH

Other applicable grad courses available:

NOTE: Permission must be given from graduate faculty.

  • SPPH 515 Surveillance and Monitoring in Public Health
  • SPPH 517 Clinical Research methods for Surgical Procedures
  • SPPH 522 Topics in Environmental Health
  • SPPH 523 Global Health and Human Security
  • SPPH 525 Issues and Concepts in Public Health
  • SPPH 526 Leadership in Public Health
  • SPPH 527 Social Determinants of Health
  • SPPH 531 Health Care Systems Analysis
  • SPPH 533 Toxicology and Public Health
  • SPPH 534 Occupational Health and Illness Processes
  • SPPH 535 Principles of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
  • SPPH 536 Aboriginal People and Public Health: Ethics, Policy, and Practice
  • SPPH 537 Perinatal Epidemiology
  • SPPH 540 Program Planning and Evaluation
  • SPPH 541 Economic Evaluation
  • SPPH 542 Canadian Health Policy
  • SPPH 543 Health Technology Assessment for Health Policy
  • SPPH 545 Community Health Promotion
  • SPPH 547 Health Care Priority Setting
  • SPPH 550 Public Health Approaches to Substance Use and Addictions
  • SPPH 555 Principles and Practices of Injury Prevention
  • SPPH 562 Chemical and Biological Hazard Measurement
  • SPPH 563 Technical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Hazard Control
  • SPPH 566 Occupational Hygiene Practice
  • SPPH 567 Quantitative Methods for the Assessment and Analysis of Exposure Data
  • SPPH 568 Safety
  • SPPH 570 Current Issues in Public Health Practice
  • SPPH 571 Public Health, Transportation, and the Built Environment
  • SPPH 581A Selected Topics – STAT COMPUTNG R
  • SPPH 581C Selected Topics – DATA ANALYSIS
  • SPPH 581I Selected Topics – MORBIDITY
  • SPPH 581J Selected Topics – GLOBAL HEALTH
  • SPPH 581K Selected Topics – WRK GLBAL HEALTH
  • SPPH 581L Selected Topics – CHILD HLTH DVLP
  • SPPH 581N Selected Topics – KNOWLDGE TRNSLTN
  • SPPH 581P Selected Topics – HLTH ECNOMICS 1
  • SPPH 581Q Selected Topics – ADV ECONMIC EVAL
  • SPPH 581R Selected Topics – PED NTR PUB HLTH
  • SPPH 581S Selected Topics – RISK&COMMUNCATN
  • SPPH 598 Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Project