GH PATHWAY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
I. DEFINITION AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Develop an awareness of the key diseases affecting health in lower and middle income countries (LMIC), and the health systems in which these diseases are treated.
Understand the economic, political, environmental, and social factors responsible for global health disparities.
Learn to provide compassionate and effective medical care to patients within different cultural frameworks and in areas with limited resources.
Develop a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective towards global health.
Learn to collaborate effectively with professionals from diverse academic disciplines and different cultural backgrounds.
Gain insight and experience into the ways research can help address global health issues.
A. Required Course WorkAttendance at two of the Global Health elective courses offered at TUCOM 1. Fall Elective: Fundamentals of GH I (BSCI 668) 2. Spring Elective: Fundamentals of GH 2 (BSCI 669)
B. Required GH-Related Field ExperienceCompletion of any two of the four following activities 1. International Activities (at least one international activity is required) a) Summer internship: Global Health (BSCI 670) b) International elective rotation 2. Underserved Community-Based GH Activities Completion of 40 hours at a) Touro University Student Run Free Clinic or b) Student-initiated activities that serve underserved communities
C. GH-Related Leadership ActivitiesCompletion of any two of the following activities 1. Global Health Ethics Course (Online) 2. Participation in GH Conference Workshops 3. Establish/Present GH topics in student clubs 4. GH Annual Newsletter
D. GHP-Approved Mentored Scholarly Project (SP)Completion of a mentored project addressing a global health-related topic and dissemination of the scholarly product including abstracts, posters, or talks in conferences
For application and any further information, please contact Dr. Athena Lin
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