This 3-day course follows the Microbiology and Infectious Disease section of Genes to Society and typically falls in February of Year One. The 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).
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.
Time Commitment and Course Length
The course runs for 16 hours over 3 days.