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Global Health Courses

Fundamentals of Global Health

(HSP 5210)

Open to graduate students at Ohio University who are interested in Global Health, this intensive course is one of the core course required to fulfill the Graduate Global Health Certificate* and is good preparation for study abroad in global health. This course will be offered each semester (Fall and Spring) and once during the summer session. The course provides:

  • a broad overview of global patterns of disease and the factors that influence health
  • exposure to issues relating to social,cultural, and environmental determinants of health
  • global coverage of health issues with a focus on low and middle income countries and on resource poor areas in developed countries]
  • multiple opportunities to analyze and synthesize course material in discussion boards and classroom chats
  • independent, in-depth study of a selected country's health care system resulting in an overall, multi-dimensional global health report on that country 

The global elements of this course is complimented by the international experience of the course instructor, Gillian Ice, Ph.D, MPH and the team of facilitators who come from different disciplines and are of different nationalities. 

For information, contact:

Gillian Ice, Ph.D, MPH / 740.593.2128 / iceg@ohio.edu

* The Graduate Global Health Certificate will be available starting Fall of 2015

Introduction to Global Health Course

(HSP 2210)

Open to undergraduate students at Ohio University who are interested in Global Health, this intensive 7-week course is one of the core course required to fulfill the Global Health Certificate and is good preparation for study abroad in global health.  This course is offered twice per semester (Fall and Spring) and once during the first summer semester. The course provides:

  • a broad overview of global patterns of disease and the factors that influence health
  • exposure to issues relating to social,cultural, and environmental determinants of health
  • global coverage of health issues with a focus on low and middle income countries and on resource poor areas in developed countries]
  • multiple opportunities to analyze and synthesize course material in discussion boards and classroom chats
  • independent, in-depth study of a selected country's health care system resulting in an overall, multi-dimensional global health report on that country

The global elements of this course is complimented by the international experience of the course instructor, Gillian Ice, Ph.D, MPH and the team of facilitators who come from different disciplines and are of different nationalities. 

For information, contact:

Gillian Ice, Ph.D, MPH / 740.593.2128 / iceg@ohio.edu

Cross-cultural Issues in Tropical Diseases

(HSP 2235)

This course has been designed to introduce the students to the concept of culture as a relevant framework for understanding human behavior in relation to health. It will focus on biological, environmental, cultural, social, and political aspects relevant to tropical diseases, including prevention, treatment and control. Finally, the course will discuss the importance of these issues in health interventions and health promotion projects. The course will be taught through Ohio University e-Campus over a seven-week period. The course will be offered once each semester (Fall and Spring) and during the first summer session. The class will include the following topics:

  1. Tropical Disease
  2. Neglected Tropical Diseases
  3. Culture, physical environment and health
  4. Culture, diversity and health disparities
  5. Biological and ecological determinants for malaria, Chagas disease, and schistosomiasis
  6. Cultural, social, and political determinants for malaria, Chagas disease, and schistosomiasis
  7. Disease prevention, treatment and control
  8. Culture in health interventions and health promotion projects planning

 

For information, contact;

Mario Grijalva, Ph.D / 740.793.2192/  grijalva@ohio.edu

Introduction to Immigrant and Migrant Health

(HSP 2190)

This course will introduce students to issues related to mobile populations and to the myriad of health issues faced by immigrant and migrant populations in the U.S. Because of the relatively large number of foreign-born individuals in Ohio, both in urban and rural areas, students working in health are likely to engage with individuals and groups born outside of the U.S.  This course is designed to prepare students to appropriately and effectively engage with immigrant and migrant groups as well as other diverse groups. This class will be offered Fall and Spring semesters.  The class will provide:

  1. Review the history of migrant and immigrant populations in the U.S and Ohio
  2. Outline the major health issues currently faced by migrant and immigrant communities
  3. Examine and compare special and vulnerable populations within the migrant and immigrant communities
  4. Discuss current and national and state initiatives employed to improve health indicators among migrant and immigrant populations
  5. Discuss cultural issues that influence treatment from the provider and the patients perspectives
  6. Discuss interpreters role in working with migrant and immigrant populations 
  7. Explore social justice and ethical issues surrounding migrant and immigrant health and health care
  8. Analyze impact of law and policy on issues surrounding migration and immigration

 

For information, contact:

Deborah Meyer, Ph.D, R.N / 740.593.2266 / meyerd1@ohio.edu

Global Health Research and Service

(HSP 3521)

This course will provide stuents with the basic knowledge of how to design and a health research or service program. This course will be offered each year in the Spring semester for 7 weeks  and is a core course for the Global Helath Certificate. Students will review topics related to ethics and design of global health programs and develop a project proposal by the conclusion of the course. The course will provide:

  1. General principles of global health research design
  2. Short-term versus sustainable healthcare
  3. Prevention programs in low-resource settings
  4. Logistics of planning and implementing global health work
  5. Basic skills for global health research and service
  6. Ethics of research and service programs in low resource settings
  7. Selected global health research and service programs

 

For infomation, contact:

Lorna Jean Edmonds, Ph.D, MHA / 740.593.1889 / edmonds@ohio.edu