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.
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
Courses at McGill University
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
EPIB 525 Health Care Sys in Comp Persp
EPIB 527 Economics for HSR and Policy
EPIB 637 Infectious&Parasitic Dis Epid
EPIB 638 Global Health & Social Policy
EPIB 655 Epidemiology in Public Health
EPIB 662 Health in Developing Countries
GEOG 200 Geo Persp:World Env Problems
GEOG 210 Global Places and Peoples
GEOG 216 Geography of the World Economy
GEOG 221 Environment and Health
GEOG 303 Health Geography
GEOG 403 Global Health & Envir. Change
GEOG 408 Geography of Development
GEOG 410 Geog of Underdvlpmnt:Cur Probs
Health Science Electives
HIST 348 China:Science-Medicine-Tech
HIST 396 Disease in Africa Since 1960
HIST 424 Gender, Sexuality & Medicine
HIST 457 Topics in Medical History
HIST 458 Modern Medicine: Seminar
HIST 459 Modern Medicine: Research
HIST 525 Women,Work&Family/Global Hist.
HIST 560 World History: Seminar
International Development Studies
SSMD 400 Interdisciplinary Seminar
NRSC 540 Socio-Cultural Issues in Water
NUR1 420 Primary Health Care
NUR1 421 Resources:Special Populations
NUR1 432 Community Nursing 2
NUR1 530 Clinical Internship *
*For more information regarding NUR1 530: NUR1 530 AmbassadorProgram 2009 [.doc]
PARA 515 Water, Health and Sanitation
RELG 571 Religion & Medicine
SOCI 225 Medicine&Health in Mod Society
SOCI 309 Health and Illness
SOCI 310 Sociology of Mental Disorder
SOCI 365 Health and Development
SOCI 390 Gender and Health
SOCI 425 Sociology of the Body
SOCI 508 Med Socio & Social Psychiatry
SOCI 513 Soc Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa
SOCI 515 Medicine and Society
SOCI 525 Health Care Sys in Comp Persp