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Elective courses are offered through the Office of Global Programs throughout the year. Three on campus courses are offered during the M1 year. To register, please email Stephanie Whitlock.
050:281 Global Health Issue I One credit elective.Monday 5:00-6:30 pm. First class session will be September 9. Topics include: Introduction to Global Health Issues; Health and Development, Social Determinants; Measuring Health and Disease; Healthcare as a human right; Humanitarian crisis response; Pandemics; Travel health; and health care systems. Completion of this course is a requirement of the Global Health Distinction Track.
050:285 Global Health Issues II One credit elective.Monday 5:00-6:30 pm First class session will be January 23.Topics discussed include: Health as a Human Right; Why is the Third World the Third World?; Healthcare in low resource settings; Vulnerable populations; and Career Development in global health. Global Health Issues I is a prerequisite to this course. Completion of this course is a requirement of the Global Health Distinction Track.
050:287 Global Programs SeminarOne credit elective. Offered Fall and Spring semesters. Thursdays 12:30-1:20 pm. First class session will be August 29.2013 Fall semester topics will include: Transitions in health in Haiti; One Health and related research endeavors in leishmaniasis; Immigration and Iowa; Impact of Climate Change on health of Artic indigenous populations; How to work with a philanthropy on global health-experience with the Gates Foundation; Ethical dilemmas in global health; and more. This course may be repeated.
Students may pursue individually arranged summer electives and final year clerkships in global health.
To register for an off-campus elective, please email email@example.com.
The minimum program length that will be considered for an individually arranged elective is four weeks. Global Programs offers opportunities across a range of settings including, in domestic community sites both in and outside of Iowa, and in international communities including but not limited to:
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