International Health Courses at UW

Check with Suzanne Johnson, Tel. 206-543-5560 to find out if a course will fulfill
the non-clinical or clinical selective you intend for it to fulfill.

New courses developed by the IHG

Funding for these courses has been provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Puget Sound Partners for Global Health.

MED 560 Advanced Global Health (2) Dr. Ann Marie Kimball
This survey course will introduce students to a broad array of activities and current issues in global health. Topics will include cultural competency, ethics, hu
man rights, health care delivery systems, global/local interface, epidemiology, infectious disease, health outcomes research, reproductive health and innovations in global health. This course will next be offered in Winter 2004. Syllabus - Course Outline - Spring 2003 Evaluations For more information contact Laura Certain E-01.

MED 561 Tropical Medicine (1) Dr. Wes Van Voorhis
This course will teach health science students about the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment with limited-resources, and resolution of disease conditions that are more commonly seen in less-developed countries or resource-limited settings. Topics will include: nutrition, respiratory diseases, febrile diseases, systemic diseases, dermatological diseases, HIV, STDs, TB, malaria, diarrheal diseases and public health. This course will next be offered in Spring 2004. Syllabus For more information contact Paul Drain E-02.

Other courses offered at UW

School of Medicine

*All of the medical school departments which offer clerkships have a preceptorship option to enroll at a non-UW institution

UCONJ 501, 502 or 503 International Health (1) Hunt
Weekly seminar introduces students to issues and opportunities of participating in health care systems in other countries. Guest speakers bring many perspectives of international health care experiences. Class discussions help prepare students for international placements.
UCONJ 502 is not offered at UW. It is a web-based course for the first year non-Seattle WWAMI medical students. When accessing the UCONJ 502 site, you may be asked to provide a user id (test) and password (site). You will need a high speed internet connection to view the lectures online. Click here to view the reading assignments for the web-based course.
Instructor Course Description:
D Daniel Hunt

FAMED 556 Spanish for Health Professionals (1)
Instruction in interviewing Spanish-speaking patient. Credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: health professions student.

FAMED 672 P-Advanced Preceptorship International (* max. 24)
For medical students desiring primary care experience abroad. Special project deals with influences of social, cultural, educational, and economic forces on health care delivery. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year medical students, permission of course coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.

PEDS 697 P-Pediatric Special Electives (* max. 24) Benentt
By specific arrangement, for qualified students, special clerkship externship or research opportunities at institutions other than University of Washington. The faculty can advise of possible opportunities. Obtain special assignment form from Dean's office at least one month before preregistration. Prerequisite: permission of instructor at away site. Offered: AWSpS.

PBSCI 697 P-Psychiatry Special Electives (* max. 24)
By special arrangement, clerkships, externships, and research opportunities can be made available at the University and other institutions. Students obtain permission from Dr. Hunt before obtaining a special assignment form from the Dean's office one month before advance registration. Students contact affiliating institutions.

NEURS 697 P-Neurological Surgery Special Electives (* max. 24) Winn
By specific arrangement, for qualified students, special clerkship, externship, or research opportunities can be made available at institutions other than the University of Washington. Students wishing to elect this course should obtain from the Dean's office a special assignment form at least one month before preregistration. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.

NEURL 697 P-Neurology Special Electives (* max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships may be available at institutions outside the WWAMI region. Students should obtain special assignment form from the Dean's Office at least one month prior to preregistration. Prerequisite. permission of department advisor. Offered: AWSpS.

MED 697 P-Medicine Special Electives (* max. 24) Paauw
Special clerkship, externship, or research opportunities that can at times be made available at institutions other than University of Washington. Faculty can advise students of opportunities. Students wishing to elect this course should obtain from Dean's office a special assignment form at least three months before preregistration. Prerequisite: permission of department. (Two, four, six, or twelve weeks.) Offered: AWSpS.

CONJ 697 International Exchange Clerkship (12) Hunt
Participation in health care delivery systems in developing countries; observation of relationship of host country's traditional medicine with Western medicine. Students live in cross-cultural setting to better understand their own assumptions about health care and life styles. Offered: Sp.

CONJ 698 P-Foreign Medical Student Clerkship (* max. 24)
A limited number of students from foreign medical schools are accepted for individually designed clinical clerkships at available sites after all UWMC students are accommodated. Prerequisite: permission of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Medicine.

School of Public Health and Community Medicine

ENV H 546 Pesticides and Public Health (3) Fenske, Keifer
Examines health risks and benefits associated with pesticide use in the United States and internationally; reviews exposure, toxicity, epidemiology, and regulation of pesticides, focusing on populations such as workers and children; discusses benefits derived from vector control, food production, and food preservation. Offered: W; odd years.

HSERV 517 Provision of Health Services -- Extended Degree (2) Baesler
Builds on material covered in 516 and provides students with tools used to evaluate alternative health delivery systems; exposes students to various international health delivery systems; encourages students to decide how to organize such a system. Prerequisite: HSERV 516, registration in Extended M.P.H. Degree program. Offered: W.

HSERV 531 Problems in International Health (4) Gloyd
Explores social, political, economic, environmental determinants of developing countries' health; traces development of societal responses to problems. Includes: origins of primary health care; child survival; traditional systems; population; water; sanitation; international agencies; impact of economic policies. Case study formulating pharmaceutical policy in a developing country. Offered: jointly with EPI 531; A.
Instructor Course Description:
Stephen S. Gloyd

HSERV 534 Comparative International Health Systems (3) Belcher
Assesses the effects of local culture, politics, resource constraints on health policy and organization, health status utilization, and financing. Interprets information and feasibility of alternatives. Required paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description:
Stephen A. Bezruchka

HSERV 536 Emerging Infections of International Public Health Importance (3) Kimball
Overview of current emerging infections worldwide and contributing factors. Design of a surveillance and prevention strategy required. Offered: jointly with EPI 529; in residence, odd years; online, evenyears; W.

HSERV 537 Select Topics in Health, Development and Economics (1) Gish
Winter 2002: Health care financing in developing countries. This course meets only 3 Fridays during the term: January 25th, February 1st & February 8th, from 2:30 - 4:20 pm in I-132 of the Health Sciences Building. Topics will include: Health Sector Financing Reform, New Financing Schemes in Less Developed Countries, Some Developments in Industrialized Countries.
Spring 2002: Equity issues and human resource development in health.
Please contact the IHP office for more information or for an entry code (Tel. 543-6714,

HSERV 592 Program Seminars (1-6, max. 6)
Graduate seminars organized to address specific educational needs of students in various fellowships, residencies, and other specialized programs within the Department of Health Sciences (i.e., maternal and child health, international health, preventive medicine, social and behavioral sciences). Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

EPI 590 Selected Topics in Epidemiology or International Health (1-6, max. 6)
Tutorials are arranged for a small number of students for in-depth examination of an area of epidemiology or international health, usually of current nature. Seminar format. Prerequisite: EPI 511. Also a special summer format presenting introductory material. May be taken with ENV H 590 and/or HSERV 590. For more information and permission, consult the department program adviser. Offered: AWSpS.

PABIO 550 Diseases of Public Health Importance and Strategies for their Control (3)
Public Health perspective of major disease of national and global importance. Discussion of origins, establishment, progression, and pathogenesis of diseases. Importance of immunological, intercellular and external factors, and strategies of disease prevention. Requires a grounding in cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, and immunology. Prerequisite: permission of instructor


School of Social Work

SOC WL 553 Seminar in Contemporary Social Welfare Policy (3)
Critical review of contemporary American income maintenance and related social welfare policies, and the economic, political, and social factors that affect their development, implementation, and effectiveness. Evaluation of their effects on poverty, income inequality, and related social outcomes, including international comparisons. Assessment of proposals for reform. Closely linked to 552. Offered: Sp.

SOC W 598 Integrative Seminar: Policy Advocacy (1)
For more information, contact Nancy Amidei. Offered: W.


School of Nursing

NURS 561 Issues in Conducting Research with Diverse Populations (3) Strickland
This course is designed for those interested in conducting health behavior research with African American, American Indian and Latino populations. We will address the following: 1) Entry issues, 2) Epidemiology data, 3) Interventions needed at the individual, group and community and policy levels, 4) Theories in health behavior change, and 5) cultural adaptations in planning that may be more appropriate for work with diverse populations. We will focus on community capacity building and participatory action research. We will have guest speakers from the community and foster linkages for those who may not have already established sites fo research. To obtain an entry card,contact: Dr. June Strickland at jstrickl@u.washington or phone: 206-685-0862.

NURS 581 Study of International Health (2-3) Hegyvary
International health based on the concept of health ecology. Assigned readings, discussions, and analyses include different perspectives, strategies, systems, and the wide range of conditions and forces that affect global and local health and illness. Emphasizes roles of health care providers. Credit/no credit only.

NURS 569 Survey of International Health (2-, max. 4)
Classification of attachment behaviors in infancy and preschool years according to systems developed by Ainsworth, Main and Solomon, Cassidy, Marvin et al., and Crittenden. Extensive first-hand experience in conducting and coding Strange Situation attachment assessments. Standardized national tests in attachment classification. Offered: WSp.


College of Education

EDLPS 544 Comparative Education: Introduction to Concepts and Methods (3)
Introduction to research methods used in comparative education studies. Considers ways to study familiar and unfamiliar contexts, identifies the common pitfalls of international comparisons. Reviews ethnomethodological tools of interview construction, cross-cultural observation strategies, documentary analysis. Education policy and practice is primary focus; useful for comparing other public policy issues internationally.

EDLPS 541 Topics in Comparative Education (3, max. 6)
International efforts in education, including the role of the United States in overseas programs. Analysis of the relation of education and society in foreign areas, stressing social change and conflict. Regions of the world considered in the course vary from one offering to another.


School of Business Administration

B A 545 The Global Business Forum: Current Issues in Global Business (1, max. 3)
Discussion of current trends in the global business environment and of international issues facing companies. Leaders from international businesses and other organizations, as well as faculty members from various departments and specializations, invited to share their perspectives with seminar participants. Topics change each quarter.

B A 546 Global Business Study Tour (1-2, max. 2)
In-depth study of environment for international business in one country or region, including a two-week study tour. Students study the country in the quarter before the trip, spend two weeks in the country between quarters, and complete a group research project in the quarter following the trip.

B ECON 526 Competing in the Global Economy (4) Dewenter, Steensma
Examines the global environment for business and the challenges facing managers in this environment. Explores the implications of the common phrase "think globally -- act locally." Offered: jointly with MGMT 526;WSp.

B ECON 527 International Finance and Investments (4)
Study of selected problems in financing, international trade, investment, and foreign business operations; international aspects of money markets; problems of evaluation of foreign investments. Prerequisite: B A 502, FIN 502.

B ECON 528 International Financial Management (4)
Analysis of financial problems facing businesses engaged in international activities: financing foreign investment, financial control of foreign operations, and working capital management including foreign-exchange positions using cases and readings. Prerequisite: FIN 509.

I BUS 509 Foundations of International Business (2)
Introduction to governmental and organizational forces shaping international business. Considers the issues of trade, direct foreign investment, balance of payments, and comparative advantage. Looks at economic policies of governments and multilateral organizations such as WTO, IMF, and World Bank. Prerequisite: Permission by School of Business Administration. Offered: Sp.

I BUS 520 International Trade Policy (4)
Examines issues important to trade policy. Topics include trade policy basics, tariffs and non-tariff barriers, safeguards, voluntary restraints, dumping, subsidies and strategic trade theory, agricultural trade, developing country rules, regionalism, and services. Prerequisite: B A 500 or course in international economics, trade, or international finance, or permission of graduate office.

I BUS 530 International Business in Less Developed Countries (4)
Understanding the economic, sociocultural, and political environment in the less developed countries. Problems of international trade and investment, north-south relations, commodities, technology transfer, foreign aid, and capital flows. Prerequisite: B A 500 or course in international economics or trade or international finance, or permission of graduate office.

I BUS 540 International Business in Industrialized Countries (4)
Understanding the economic, sociocultural, and political environment in developed, industrialized countries. Problems of international trade and payments relations, economic integration, national policies, and supranational organizations' impact on managerial environments. Prerequisite: B A 500 or course in international economics or trade or international finance, or permission of graduate office.

I BUS 550 International Business Consulting (4)
Research, analysis, and report on a specific international business project with an existing organization involved with international trade. Possible tasks include identifying most viable foreign target markets, developing best market entry strategies, establishing international terms and conditions of sale, and completing a preliminary marketing or business plan for clients.

I BUS 560 Multinational Business Management (4)
Managerial responses to problems of international business organizations and operations. Strategy formulation in an international context; design and control of multinational organization; adaptation of management systems and policies to different economic, sociocultural, and political environments. Prerequisite: B A 500 or course in international economics or trade or international finance, or permission of graduate office.

OPMGT 535 Global Logistics Management (3)
Provides an overview of the concepts and substance of trade, transportation, and logistics. Deals with management of physical, documentation, and information flows within supply chains, including purchasing, distribution, intermodal transportation, ERP ecommerce and e-fulfillment, financial transactions, and regulations. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with GTTL 501; AW.

OPMGT 536 Seminar in Global Trade, Transportation, and Logistics (4)
Interdisciplinary seminar that brings together students with academics and practitioners at the forefront of trade, transportation, and logistics in discussions of selected topics. Additionally, students research issues of special interest. Prerequisite: OPMGT 535, GTTL 501, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with GTTL 502; Sp.

Graduate School of Public Affairs

PB AF 520 Intergovernmental Relations (3)
Comparative study of the issues involved in implementing government programs across multiple jurisdictions. Issues of accountability, feasibility, politics, and constitutional limits are examined by focusing upon various methods used to implement programs across federal, state, regional, and international jurisdictions.

PB AF 530 International Affairs (3)
Provides a broad understanding of international issues and United States policy. Students explore U.S. foreign policy and theories of major international actors in international trade, security, and strategic concerns, refugee policy, conflict resolution, development assistance, and the environment. Offered: jointly with POL S/SIS 534.

PB AF 532 Managing Policy in a Global Context (3)
Examines different policy environments leaders must address to achieve policy in comparative and international settings. Includes strategies, tactics, and frameworks needed to initiate and sustain policy dealing with authoritarian, democratic, liberal, and one-party states. Focuses on pressures from the international system and issues such as globalization.

PB AF 533 Economics of International Development (3)
Introduction to sustainable international development and its physical, human, social, and natural capital components. Students examine the new growth theories and evidence, and their relationship to democracy, trade, and other policies and institutions. Topics include income distribution, poverty, and the environment. Offered: ASp.

PB AF 537 Topics in International Affairs (3, max. 12)
Examines topics of interest and import in foreign policy and international affairs. Focuses on the in-depth analysis of issues and the integration of economic, institutional, and political dimensions.

PB AF 586 International Science and Technology Policy (3)
Seminar is designed: first, to analyze the relationships between research and development policy, capabilities, and national technological strategies for advanced industrial and less-developed countries; second, to deal with the international implications of particular technologies as countries try to make policy for them in regional and global organizations. Examples of specific technologies are chosen from such fields as space telecommunication, weather and climate modification, airline transportation, nuclear energy, and seabed exploitation.


College of Arts and Sciences

ANTH 541 Cultural Aspects of International Development (3) Sivaramakrishnan
Emergence of development as an aspect of late colonialism and the decolonization process. Ways in which development came to visualize social change in sectoral terms like rural land use, cities, and education, while objectifying people in target groups. Relationships between development and modernity, and development and globalization.

CMU 575 Seminar in International Communication Systems (5)
International communications and contemporary issues that affect the functioning of global communication systems. Interdisciplinary focus.

CMU 579 Seminar in Media and Foreign Policy (5)
The role of communications media in how nations interact. The media as source, actor, and catalyst in international affairs. Interdisciplinary focus.

ECON 571 International Trade Theory (3)
Comparative advantage, resource allocation, income distribution, and foreign trade. Different theories of trade, with or without perfect competition and constant returns. International factor mobility. Prerequisite: ECON 500, ECON 501.

ECON 572 International Financial and Monetary Economics (3)
Analysis of open economy macro models with emphasis on exchange rates and balance of payments determination. Prerequisite: ECON 502, ECON 503.

ECON 573 International Commercial Policy (3)
Analysis of welfare aspects of international trade and factor mobility. Costs and benefits of protection; implications of different government policies. Import competition and response. Prerequisite: ECON 571 or permission of instructor.

ECON 574 International Macroeconomics (3)
Surveys recent developments in international macroeconomics, placing particular emphasis on the dynamic aspects. One sector, multisector, and two-country international models discussed. Fiscal issues treated in depth. Stochastic aspects introduced and related to the literature on international real business cycles. P rerequisite: ECON 509 or equivalent.

GEOG 531 Latin American Development Seminar (5, max. 10) Lawson
Evolution of development theory in Latin America from a spatial perspective. Theories and development issues, using case studies from Latin America. How geographers have conceptualized development problems and solutions. Prerequisite: GEOG 430. Offered: W.

GEOG 580 Medical Geography (3) Mayer
Geography of disease, consideration in health systems planning. Analysis of distributions, diffusion models, migration studies. Application of distance, optimal location models to health systems planning; emergency medical services; distribution of health professionals; cultural variations in health behavior. Prerequisite: familiarity with social science research; health-related issues. Offered: jointly with HSERV 586; W.
Instructor Course Description:
Jonathan D Mayer

SIS 500 Seminar: Origins of the Modern Global System (3) Kasaba, Migdal
Development of global interdependence from the fifteenth century to World War II. Interrelationship of politics and economics. International political economy from contextual, institutional, and historical perspectives.
Instructor Course Description:
Daniel Chirot Resat Kasaba

SIS 502 Seminar: Change and Stability in International Affairs (3) Jones
Examines major differences in the nature of cultural and economic adaptation to the challenge of the West, as well as the tensions these differences have generated within particular societies. Regional phenomena in the context of powerful international forces.
Instructor Course Description:
Christopher D Jones

SIS 522 Special Topics in Ethnicity and Nationalism (3, max. 6)
Topics vary, but always focus on ethnic group relations and nationalism viewed from a broad, comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. Emphasis is heavily cross-cultural, and the geographical coverage world-wide. Prerequisite: graduate standing in any social science or education, or by permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description:
Daniel Chirot Matthew Sparke Frances Winddance Twine

SIS 534 International Affairs (3)
Provides a broad understanding of international issues and United States policy. Students explore U.S. foreign policy and theories of major international actors in international trade, security, and strategic concerns, refugee policy, conflict resolution, development assistance, and the environment. Offered: jointly with PB AF 530/POL S 534.
Instructor Course Description:
Niall F O Murchu

SIS 562 Law, Globalization, and Multinational Corporations (3)
An interdisciplinary workshop that examines the role of multinational corporations in a global society. Topics include the legal construct of the multinational corporation, the multinational and the state, the multinational and human rights, and the multinational in the international arena. Offered: jointly with LAW E 512.

SIS 575 Advanced Political Geography (5) Sparke
Provides resources for theorizing how politics shapes and is shaped by geographical relationships. Examines how politics are situated in complex material and discursive geographies that are partly reproduced through political negotiations. Examines interrelationships of contemporary capitalism with other complex systems of social and political power relations. Offered: jointly with GEOG 575.
Instructor Course Description:
Matthew Sparke

SISRE 500 Interdisciplinary Seminar (3)

Contemporary problems in the societal, political, and economic development of Russia and East Europe. Seminars are devoted to specific topics, such as comparative cultures and ethnic minorities; economic development and environmental degradation; comparative communism; problems of a similar interdisciplinary nature. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Required of all first-year MAIS students.

SISSA 417 Political Economy of India (5) I&S

Analysis of relationships among processes of economic change, political institutions, and structures of political power in contemporary India. Includes contrasting approaches to Indian economic development, land reform, radical and agrarian political movements, and role of foreign aid. Offered: jointly with POL S 417.

POL S 578 Health Politics and Policy (5)

Introduces central themes of health- policy research: health is not health care and politics has much to do with why our health-care system works as it does.

Investigates how social science helps us understand health issues.

PSYCH 581 Cross-Cultural Competency I (2) Barrett, George

Focuses on development of multicultural competence in the provision of psychological services to meet APA guidelines for ethnic, linguistic, and culturally diverse populations. Students address personal development, increase their knowledge of diverse groups, and study effective models of intervention in working with clients of diverse backgrounds. Prerequisite: PSYCH 575.

PSYCH 582 Cross-Cultural Competency II (2) Barrett, George

Third in the graduate multicultural-competence sequence. Focuses on American ethnic minorities, multiracial children and families, social action, and organizational development. Prerequisite: PSYCH 581.

SCAND 325 Public Policy in Scandinavia (5) I&S

Comparative and historical analysis of the evolution and change of domestic public policies in the Nordic welfare states; emphasis on health, education, social welfare, economic management, as well as the future of the welfare state.

WOMEN 512 Critical and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women's Health (3) Ensign, Schroeder

Critical examination of the historical, socio-political, and scientific influences on women's health. Issues of sexism, racism, and heterosexism discussed from the perspective of different disciplines. Offered: jointly with NURS 512; W.

WOMEN 513 Seminar in Contemporary Women's Health Issues (3)

Critical analysis of contemporary and historical literature relevant to health care for women across the life span. Synthesis of a holistic view of women's health to guide research and practice. Offered: jointly with NURS 513.