TIME: Global Health

This 3-day course introduces basic concepts in global health that are relevant to the future clinical and/or research practice of physicians. The course consists of lectures, panels of experts in the topics being discussed, and small group sessions focused on case discussions of real-life global health delivery work. In order to cover critical and high-yield concepts over 3 days topics are oriented around specific core competencies in global health for medical students as outlined by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).

Course Goals

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify, describe and discuss six major global determinants of health.
  • Describe the top 5 causes of morbidity and mortality around the globe.
  • Describe how social determinants of health affect health outcomes.
  • Apply social justice, ethics, and human rights concepts to analysis of global health problems.
  • State how health care delivery systems and the financing of such systems affect access to care, patient care, patient participation, and empowerment.
  • Describe critical aspects of effective models of global health delivery.
  • Critically examine global health issues as they are encountered in future practice and training.

Course Directors

Larry William Chang, MD MPH

  • Co-Director, Center for Community and Global Health in Infectious Diseases (CCGHE-ID)
  • Professor of Medicine


Ana Cervantes
Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

Pamela McCann, M.S.
Sr. Medical Training Program Administrator
Email: [email protected]

Time Commitment and Course Length

The course runs for 16 hours over 3 days.