Minor in Health & Development

The Development Studies Program recognizes the evolving discussions on the role of public health in national development over the past decade or so.  With this comes a demand for a new generation of health professionals who are systems-oriented in understanding health and practice interdisciplinarity in its approaches in solving wicked problems. This revision enhances the program's mandates to achieve this goal. The program was crafted with input from graduates who are now working as public health professionals, as well as health industry experts who understand what the current and future priorities in public health are. Ultimately, graduate of this minor program will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make them effective agents in the public health sector. 

The Minor is open to all students of the Loyola Schools.

It is also highly encouraged that students take DEV 189.8 (Special Topics in Contemporary Development Studies: Political Economy of Health and Development) regardless if they have sent their application to help them decide if they want to pursue the minor.

Students are required to enrol in 15 units.
DEV 189.8 Special Topics in Contemporary Development Studies: Political Economy of Health & Development (3 units)
This course situates public health issues in the broader discourses of development and governance. It places concern for public health in the context of various development strategies in order to provide students with a critical understanding of how public health issues interact and are made to interact with other social concerns.  (Offered every 2nd semester)

DEV 106.1i (3 units)
- A discussion of the nature and task of development management through case studies that illustrate various interventions and approaches engaged in by development actors (people’s organizations, NGOs, private businesses, government) at the level of projects, programs, and policy. The course integrates the techniques and concerns of business with the goals of people empowerment and social transformation, fostering a creative dialogue between the fields of management and development(Offered every 1st semester)

DEV 189.83i Special Topics in Contemporary Development Studies: Survey of Public Health Interventions (3 units)
This course provides an overview of various public health interventions by situating these interventions within various classificatory frames. (Offered every intersession)

TWO Health and Development Electives (6 units)

List of Electives:
HSCI 51: Introduction to Epidemiology 
HSCI 60i: Fundamentals of Global Health 
MSYS 116: Applications in Medicine and Public Health 
ANTH 168: Anthropology of Health 
DEV 108: Communication for Development (Offered every 1st semester)
DEV 107: Project Management (Offered every 2nd semester)
DEV 186.84: Ethical Issues in Development 

AB DS Majors can only take major courses of the Health Sciences Program, while 
BS HS Majors can only take course with DEV course codes. 
All other majors have no restrictions in their choices of electives.

It must also be noted however that not all of the courses are offered at a given time.

Students are required to obtain a grade of C or higher in these courses.


Please note that among LS guidelines covering Minor Programs are the following:

Number of Units Leading to a Minor or Specialization
1. A program leading to a Minor requires between 12 and 18 units in the field of minor study, provided no more than 6 units are within the student’s regular program of study (i.e., the core and major curricula).  Free electives may be used to count towards the Minor. For programs without free electives, two  Interdisciplinary Electives can count towards the Minor in addition to the 6 units mentioned above.

2. A Specialization requires at least 12 units in the focused area of study within the major field. The Loyola Schools core and required major courses as specified in the curriculum of a major program shall not be counted. Major electives (including the Interdisciplinary Elective-Major) and Free Electives may be used to qualify for the Specialization.

3. At least twelve (12) units leading to the Minor/Specialization must be completed in residence at the ADMU Loyola Schools. These twelve units are inclusive of the six (6) units that may be taken from the student’s regular program of study as specified in Items 1 and 2 above.

4. Double counting of courses between two Minors/Specializations is not allowed (i.e., a required/elective course for one Minor/ Specialization may not be counted towards the completion of another Minor/Specialization). In the event that the same course is required by a student’s second Minor Program, the student must take an additional course to replace that required course.