The incidence and meaning of disease and injury, the quality and cost of health care services to prevent and treat those diseases and injuries, the variable access of citizens to those services, the role of government and politics in the provision and regulation of health care – these fundamental issues and many more are central concerns of health policy both in the United States and abroad. GHHP course listings include more than 120 classes from across the College and other Harvard Schools and represent the array of perspectives on health topics.
Flexibility is a hallmark of the GHHP curriculum. Students will approach the same problems from different perspectives and will take different combinations of courses, allowing them to tailor their program to individual interests and goals. Given the diverse offering of global health and health policy courses at other Harvard Schools, such as the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, students are encouraged, but not required, to cross register for selected courses.