Upcoming Courses

Course Offerings for Fall 2024



 Course Title


HS 100

Health Systems & Policy

Tait, Abdo, Castro

HS 101

Global Health

Jacobsen, James

HS 200

Medical Humanities

Mayes (only SSIR)

HS 250

Epidemiology & Health


HS 303

Health Ethics


HS 305

Human Nutrition


Nathe, Hensley


HS 331

Planetary Health


HS 397.01

Global Mental Health


HS 397.02

Health Education Theory & Methods


HS 400




Special Topics courses: 

HS 397.01: Global Mental Health

This special topics course will introduce the burden of psychiatric disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders) and the role of mental health research and intervention on a global scale. The course will explore several key issues in global mental health, including: the challenges of cross-cultural diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology; the social and cultural influence of emotional distress and mental illness; and the historical role of power (politics, economics, and history) in shaping the identification of mental health problems. Students will think critically about complex issues related to mental health promotion, prevention, access, and treatment in diverse international settings and populations.


HS 397.02: Health Education Theory & Methods

This special topics course will introduce the history, philosophy, theory, and ethics of health education.  Dr. Heather Sadowski (EdD, MPH), a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) who serves as UR’s Director of Health Promotion, will use a case study approach to explore the theories and models that guide the development of effective health behavior change interventions for individuals and communities.