Interprofessional Health - Master of Science in Global Medicine

Interprofessional Health Track

Track Summary

Collaboration will drive the future of healthcare. Developed by Global Medicine faculty from the fields of medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry, the Interprofessional Health track prepares students to become clinicians who will effectively communicate to provide integrated patient care. Students in this track learn about the advantages and challenges of working in interprofessional healthcare teams that include clinicians in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing, as well as the accompanying changes in healthcare administration. The curriculum employs relevant case studies to inform students’ understanding of interprofessional health and enables them to evaluate patient care situations from a variety of professional viewpoints.

General Elective Courses

This track requires 18 units of general elective courses. Click below to view a list of available courses.

Interprofessional Health Track Sample Course Plan


14 units

MEDS 500 – Basic Concepts in Global Health (4 units)
MEDS 530a – Foundation of Medicine: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology (4 units)
MEDS 532 – Non-communicable Diseases (2 units)
MEDS 581 – Case Studies in Interprofessional Healthcare (4 units)
MEDS 519 – Global Oral Health (2 units)


12 units

MEDS 580 – Interprofessional Team Dynamics in Healthcare (4 units)
MEDS 512 – Global Health Module, Maternal & Child Health I (2 units)
MEDS 514 – Global Health Modules, Tropical Disease (2 units)
MEDS 518 – Children in Emergency Situations (2 units)
MEDS 520 – Medical Spanish for the Healthcare Profession (2 units)


6 units

MEDS 515 – Global Health Modules, HIV/AIDS (2 units)
MEDS 527 – Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (2 units)
MEDS 557 – Global Healthcare Development and Practices in Nepal (2 units)