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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/M2 years. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MED:8081 Global Health Issue I One credit elective. Offered Fall semester.Monday 5:30-6:50 pm. 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.
MED:8082 Global Health Issues II One credit elective. Offered Spring semester.Monday 5:30-6:50 pm.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.
MED:8084 Global Programs SeminarOne credit elective. Offered Fall and Spring semesters. Tuesdays 4:30-5:20 pm.Past topics have included: Surgical missions in developing countries; Ponseti work worldwide; Chikungunya: an emerging threat; Anesthesia in developing countries; Hemorrhagic fever viruses and the recent Ebola virus outbreak; Women's health issues in Haiti; Oncology work in under-resourced nations; Child abuse, neglect, and childhood adversity on a global scale; North American indigenous populations and social inequalities affecting health; Geographic patterns of disease using GIS; How to work with a philanthropy on global health; Advances in HIV-related research; Women's health and obstetric fistula; and more. This course may be repeated.
Students may pursue individually arranged summer electives and final year clerkships in global health.
Please email email@example.com to register for an off-campus elective.
The minimum program length that will be considered for an individually arranged elective is four consecutive weeks. Global Programs offers opportunities across a range of settings including domestic community sites both in and outside of Iowa, and in international communities including, but not limited to:
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