- 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 which include three (3) combined class sessions with **ELEC 5044 Leadership in Interprofessional Community Service Learning.
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/citifies. 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 book has been Mountains Beyond Mountains; The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, 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 email@example.com to suggest alternative books. Students have also selected Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
- Attend at least two (2) Journal Club meetings
- Completion of a reflection exercise, i.e. written, oral, or photograph.
- Completion of Student Site Evaluation: Global Health Student Site Evaluation