- To advance knowledge specific to global health issues, such as social determinants of health and health disparities, community health, preventive medicine, disease burden measurements, health policy, maternal and child health
- To broaden understanding of chronic and infectious diseases impacting developing countries, with emphasis on HIV and TB
- To highlight importance of prioritizing community resources-community leaders, public health services, faith groups, governments and other NGOs – to encourage collaboration
- To teach diagnostic and management approaches of tropical infectious diseases, including malaria, dengue, typhoid, intestinal parasites, with opportunities for optional hands-on laboratory practicums through Preparing for Global Health
- To provide a framework for understanding ethical dilemmas encountered in global health through case studies
- To deepen insight into different cultures thereby building a foundation that promotes professionalism
- To offer skills and knowledge geared towards enhancing students’ abilities
Twelve sessions per year
a. In-person sessions conducted by faculty
b. Online lectures, readings, case discussions and assignments
One global health experience abroad, which must be vetted by the global health committee and signed off by the course directors. Complete and submit a GRACE Application for review by the global health committee, providing a detailed description of the rotation or project, including your site/program mentor, project objectives with measurable outcomes, timeline and specific tasks/acitivites. All applications must be submitted for review no less than 3 months prior to the elective period.
- The global health committee and course directors will ensure that the activities are consistent with the objectives and policies of Global Health education at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. Students may not complete the elective at a location that has not been officially approved.
Book Seminar: In past years the selected books has been Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder.
a. Read the book
b. Attend 1 book seminar facilitated by the course co-directors
c. If you have read this book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest alternative books. Students have also selecte Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
- Attend at least one (1) Journal Club meeting
- Completion of a reflection exercise, i.e. written, oral or photograph.
- Completion of Student Site Evaluation: Global Health Student Site Evaluation