Online Program

New paradigms in global health education and curriculum delivery

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Karen Gieseker, PhD, MS, Child Family Health International, San Francisco, CA
Global health was identified by the Institute of Medicine as a ‘critical new area' for public health education over a decade ago. Since that time we have seen an exponential growth in the global health curriculum being delivered and on the number of students wanting to experience global health first hand. The vast number of students desiring global health experience has challenged universities, faculty and students themselves to identify global health opportunities, finance global health opportunities and to then produce some ‘outcome' such as capstone projects, theses, publishable articles, grants etc., from these global health experiences. As online and distance education expands the resources to support and manage global health opportunities and students must seek new paradigms of discourse. This session will explore how faculty and students can better utilize established NGOs to facilitate global health opportunities and engagement with local and global partners. The idea of student development, project management and collaboration with partners outside the university will be explored as a solution to the expanding desire and need for global health projects and international placements.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify new designs of global health education delivery. Describe and discuss various opportunities for student, faculty, and NGO collaborations. Compare and contrast the ideal and the reality of current global health education.

Keyword(s): Global Education, Health Education Strategies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in public and global health for over 25 years. I served on the Study Abroad Crisis Committee and taught study abroad programs at Georgia State University. I was the Director of the Global Health Track for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, teach for the Global Studies Program at University College at the University of Denver and have worked with Centura Health's Global Health Initiative and with Child Family Health International.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Child Family Health International Global Health Consultant

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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