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Global Health Interprofessional Core Coure (GHICC)

Spanning over a year’s time, this course is offered to students from all four schools at UTMB. The curriculum provides an overview of critical issues in understanding global health challenges in contemporary society within a multidisciplinary, inter-professional learning environment. For each module covered, there are both large-group seminars and case-based discussions. The GHICC is taught by a multidisciplinary team of UTMB and guest faculty with experience in the topic areas. Topics covered include:

• Introduction to global health and international development
• Human rights and social justice
• Public health and socio-economic determinants of health
• Non-governmental associations and civil society
• International aid and humanitarian assistance
• Medical volunteerism and cultural competency

The course is designed to encourage reflection on the local as well as the global applications of the aforementioned topics. Special sessions cover additional cross-cutting global health topics:

• Biotechnology in global health
• Medical decision-making in resource-limited settings
• Travel safety and health

2013-2014 Syllabus and Schedule
GHICC Lectures Overview
Questions? Contact Course Coordinator Christen Miller

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October 12, 2013

Global Health Education Symposium: The Role of Students in Global Health

Visit the conference website to register and submit abstracts.