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    University of North Texas Health Science Center
  Feb 21, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

MEDE 8350 Global Health Practicum

3 SCH. This course is designed for clinically oriented students enrolled in the Global Health Graduate Certificate (GHGC). The course consists of a 200 hour (approximately one month) practicum experience designed to provide students an opportunity to apply elements of the UNT Graduate Global Health Certificate (GGHC) in an international or internationally relevant setting. These placements will be in various pre-arranged urban and rural locations wherein the student will be assigned an on-site mentor and work on a clinical or public health initiative involving clinical practice, research, assessment and/or project development (as applicable for the student's concentration). Practicum placements have already been identified in Thailand and will be coordinated by Dr. John Gibson. Efforts are under way to provide placement opportunities in other Asian countries, South America, Africa, Mexico and South America. This is considered a required culminating experience for the TCOM students pursuing the GHGC. The culminating experiences for other UNTHSC and external GHGC students will be determined on a case by case basis. Completion of all other required courses is a prerequisite and culmination activity will consist of a written report and poster presentation detailing the student's clinical, public health, and/or research activities and results. Objectives: 1) Understand the cultural, logistic, political and religious dynamics involved with developing clinical and public health initiatives in countries outside of the United States. 2) Enhance competency in understanding of proper diagnosis and treatment of major clinical and/or public health issues from a global perspective. 3) Enable the student to devise strategies to design and effectively implement global programs to help alleviate and/or resolve major public health disease problems.
Offered Spring
Letter Grade