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McGill Interprofessional Global Health Course

The McGill Interprofessional Global Health Course is a student-organized elective course available to students in health professions and graduate students that runs in the evenings during the Winter term. Course objectives include:

  • Make student professionals aware of the global burden of disease and the geopolitics of global health.
  • Make students aware of the primary challenges facing health professionals focused on improving global health
  • Give students a way of systematically approaching such problems
  • Encourage collaboration, communication, and professional networking amongst student professionals
  • Provide career modeling for students—enable students to envision a life of both global and local health practice; provide advice from established professionals in the field with regards to work/life balance

For more information, visit the course website.

McGill Humanitarian Studies Initiative (HSI)

The Humanitarian Studies Initiative at McGill is a multi-disciplinary program that provides students with robust, didactic teaching in humanitarian studies (monthly evening seminars plus a 2-week intensive course at Harvard University), a 3-day weekend disaster-simulation in Massachusetts, as well as a 1- to 3-month international field placement.

For more information and to apply: http://hsi.mcgill.ca/.

Lumbreras Tropical Medicine Course

The Lumbreras Tropical Medicine Course is offered yearly by the Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt - Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima-Peru). This 4-week course is targeted at 3rd and 4th year medical students. Participants will learn about tropical medicine and infectious diseases through lectures, clinical rounds and laboratory sessions at the major tropical disease referral center of Peru. All activities are in English.  Over 110 students from medical schools in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, the United Kingdom, and Australia have previously participated in this course.

A maximum of 24 participants will be accepted. The 2013 course dates will be April 1-26. Registration is open. 

Clinical Setting
Peru has an unusually wide spectrum of tropical diseases including leishmaniasis, malaria, dengue, yellow fever, bartonellosis, brucellosis, typhoid fever, cyclosporidiasis, HTLV-1, cysticercosis, leprosy, echinococcosis, viral hepatitis, anthrax, fasciolasis, diphylobotriasis, paracoccidioidomycosis, strongyloidiasis, and free-living amebiasis.

- To develop skills for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious and tropical diseases, including bacterial, mycobacterial, parasitic, and viral infections, as well as accidents caused by poisonous animals.
- To integrate the knowledge in epidemiology, clinical, parasitology, microbiology and pathology issues to manage infectious and tropical diseases.

Entry requirement: Third or fourth year-medical students

For more information please contact Coralith García, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.(c): Coralith [dot] Garcia [at] upch [dot] pe
Phone number: +51-1-4823910 Ext 20/Fax number: +51-1-4823404

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