Electives: On Campus

Elective courses are offered through the Office of Global Health Programs throughout the year. Three on-campus courses are offered during the M1/M2 years. To register, please email Global Health Programs.

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 Health Seminar
One credit elective. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.
Thursday 12:00-12:50 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.