Global health is an emerging, interdisciplinary field that requires a broad knowledge base and the capacity to create innovative solutions to challenging health problems in resource limited environments. This 12-credit sequence of courses is designed to prepare nurses and other professional students for careers as leaders in global health in their roles as clinician, researcher, educator, administrator, organizer, advocate, and change agent.
Specifically, the sequence requires the completion of three didactic courses that include: Society, Health, and Social Justice; Critical Issues in Global Health; and Program Planning and Evaluation in Community/Public Health. The program concludes with a seminar and the implementation of a global health field project which involves placing students in collaboration with domestic and international partner organizations where they begin to learn through their practical field experience the challenges faced by nurses and health professionals in resource limited settings.
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