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Check out these great health courses by Yale College's Global Health Studies Program in the spring semester:

1. HLTH 155, Biology of Malaria, Lyme and Other Vector-Borne Diseases

Introduction to the biology of pathogen transmission from one organism to another by insects; special focus on malaria and Lyme disease. Modes of transmission and establishment of infection; immune responses and the associated challenges to prevention and treatment. Intended for non-science majors. Prerequisite: high school biology.

2. HLTH 170, Media & Medicine In Modern America

Relationships between medicine, health, and the media in the United States from 1870 to the present. The changing role of the media in shaping conceptions of the body; creating new diseases; influencing health and health policy; crafting the image of the medical profession; informing expectations of medicine and constructions of citizenship; and the medicalization of American life.

3. HLTH 215, Health Psychology

An introduction to health behaviors and ways in which they can be altered. Health-compromising behaviors such as the use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco; the impact of health psychology on problems such as stress, pain management, AIDS, and cancer.

4. HLTH 230, Global Health: Challenges and Promises

Lecturer: Kaveh Khoshnood

5. HLTH 450, Strategic Thinking in Global Health

Core principles for the development and implementation of grand strategy in addressing common global health problems. Application of these principles and of strategic problem solving at both conceptual and practical levels. Political and policy analysis, organizational theory, and leadership skills central to addressing global health issues in low- and middle-income countries.

In addition, more than 30 health-related courses, listed at, are offered through other departments and programs.