Learn how to effectively prepare to return from a global health learning experience.
This course is the last of a series of courses designed by a team of global health experts to help you prepare for, complete successfully, and readjust after a global health rotation.
The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health-Part 1: The Big Picture helped you identify and assess global health learning experiences and decide which program is right for you. Part 2 helped you prepare for your departure and rotations, and how to handle on-the-ground situations and assess information.
In Part 3 you will learn how to identify and explain components of “reverse culture shock” upon returning from a global health experience, how to identify strategies for effectively “reintegrating” into your home and work life upon returning from a global health experience, and how to effectively manage potential health issues upon returning from a global health experience.
In addition, you’ll learn how to effectively advocate for other individuals at your institution to identify clinical opportunities, educational opportunities and funding structures for future global health experiences.
Become part of the global health community and prepare yourself to join teams providing care. This course explores how multidisciplinary teams can work more effectively together to address global health needs. Whether you seek a career in international health or medicine, volunteer to serve those less fortunate, or work in an institutional setting such as a clinic, hospital, or public health agency, it is important to understand the sources and movement of diseases.
Around the world, we are increasingly socially and economically interdependent. Health on one side of the globe affects people on the other. Global health, once merely an ethical consideration, now dominates discussions and policies of global security. A diverse team of experts in this emerging field has come together to help you contextualize your experiences as a new or seasoned global health responder.
This course will provide you with an overview of the most important health challenges facing the world today. You will gain insight into how challenges have changed over time, we will discuss the likely determinants of such changes and examine future projections. Successful international strategies and programs promoting human health will be highlighted and global health governance structures will be mapped and the role of the key actors explored.
Learn about the evolving Ebola epidemic and its various aspects including disease prevention, management and treatment, response to the epidemic, ethical considerations, and the post-Ebola global health landscape.
The field of global health is often thought of purely in medical or public health terms, but there are important geopolitical and policy dimensions of global health that underlie programmatic responses to global health challenges.
Understand antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to address this increasingly serious global health threat. The introduction of the first antibiotic in the 1940s marks a true turning point in human history. For the first time, once deadly infectious diseases, such as pneumonia and bloodstream infections, became manageable health problems and new horizons for modern medicine were defined. The marketing of other antibiotics soon followed, and as a result of their initial success, bacterial infections were considered to be permanently defeated.
This course proposes an overview of current global health challenges drawing on the insights of several academic disciplines including medicine, public health, law, economics, social sciences and humanities. This interdisciplinary approach will guide the student into seven critical topics in global health.