Course Number and Title: NUR 310 Global Health
This course prepares students to explore global health and healthcare issues. Emphasis is placed on global health disparities and an understanding of nursing’s role in advocating for health promotion worldwide. Students examine healthcare practices from a multi-cultural and systems perspective.
- Explain the principles and goals of global health. (CCC 1, 2, 4; PGC 1)
- Examine local, national, and global healthcare systems. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 7, 8)
- Examine health determinants, measurements, and trends from a global perspective. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5, 6; PGC 1, 3, 7)
- Analyze the relationships among culture, social justice, and disparities in the delivery of healthcare. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
- Analyze the impact of environmental factors on global health. (CCC 1, 2, 5; PGC 1, 3, 7)
- Investigate the impact of local, national, and global emergency preparedness and disaster management. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 7)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Explain the principles and goals of global health.
- Differentiate between public and global health.
- 1Discuss the scope of both the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals and their relationship to global health.
- Analyze the impact of the burden of disease on global health.
- Examine local, national, and global healthcare systems.
- Discuss factors that impact the sustainability of healthcare systems.
- Compare and contrast local, national, and global
- Examine health determinants, measurements, and trends from a global perspective.
- Determine common measures used in global health assessment.
- Discuss the socio-economic determinants of health.
- Explain the impact of literacy and educational level on health.
- Analyze current trends in determinants of global health.
- Examine the nurse’s role in evaluating the impact of health determinants.
- Analyze the relationships among culture, social justice, and disparities in the delivery of healthcare.
- Reflect upon one’s own culture and beliefs as they relate to personal health promotion and disease management.
- Describe factors that impact social justice that may result in healthcare disparities.
- Discuss the impact of culture on health beliefs and practices.
- Compare and contrast the use of complementary and alternative modalities in the global health setting.
- Discuss the nurse’s role in promoting health behavior change from a global perspective.
- Analyze the impact of environmental factors on global health.
- Describe environmental changes and threats to global health.
- Discuss the impact of environmental factors on global health.
- Investigate the impact of local, national, and global emergency preparedness and disaster management.
- Investigate types of disasters and the resources needed to conduct a response to a natural or humanitarian emergency.
- Analyze the needs of a community affected by a natural or humanitarian emergency.
- Analyze the nurse’s role and participation in emergency preparedness and disaster response.
- Compare and contrast the emergency preparedness and disaster response plans of local, national, and global organizations.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Discussion Boards (3 – 10% each)
Social Justice Written Assignment (15%)
Environmental Health Written Assignment (15%)
Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Management Written Assignment (10%)
Health Impact Framework Paper (30%)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Integrate general education knowledge, skills, and aptitudes to advance nursing education and growth in professional practice.
- Demonstrate leadership skills to promote patient safety and the delivery of high quality healthcare.
- Apply skills of inquiry, analysis, and information literacy to support evidence-based professional nursing practice.
- Integrate information management technology to improve patient outcomes.
- Advocate for patients and the nursing profession with regard to healthcare policy at the local, state, national, and global levels.
- Direct patient-centered care through advocacy, interprofessional communication, collaboration, and delegation.
- Integrate health promotion and disease prevention practices to positively impact the delivery of healthcare to diverse populations.
- Practice professional nursing within an ethical framework.
- Demonstrate lifelong learning that empowers personal and professional growth.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.