Oct 20, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[152 Hours]
The Global Health and Social Medicine course offers an introduction to health issues on a global scale and their complex relationship to biosocial contexts. This 400 level course for senior students will explore global health issues in greater depth and for a longer time period than the 300 level elective for juniors. Students will explore the relationship of global health issues to family medicine, primary care, and healthcare systems as a whole. The course will provide students with additional education in several areas including topical disease, global health disparities, global health policy, and risk/benefit analysis of global health interventions. The impact of these issues on the U.S. healthcare system will also be explored. The Global Health and Social Medicine course will employ multiple educational modalities, including pre-course reading requirements, online modules, traditional didactics, and hands on clinical experience under the direct supervision of experienced physicians in an international setting. The international setting will also include interaction with in-country ministry of health, regional healthcare stakeholders, and direct supervision of clinical activities consistent with the breadth of traditional family medicine (adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, and geriatrics).