The McGill Interprofessional Global Health Course (IPGHC) is a student-led initiative that was started in 2007 in an effort to address the paucity of global health content in health professional students' curricula at McGill University. The course is open to students from the faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, including the Schools of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, and Communication Science as well as the Schools of Social Work, and Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Students from other academic backgrounds with a strong interest in global health are also welcomed.
1. To increase student awareness of the global burden of diseases and the geopolitics of global health.
2. To expose students to the realities and challenges facing health professionals in a global and local context.
3. To provide a framework for students to approach global health challenges.
4. To encourage inter-professionalism by facilitating collaboration and communication amongst students.
5. To inspire students to consider applying global health principles to their professional practice.
To meet these objectives, the course will employ lecture-based learning, case studies, speakers and panel discussions, small group activitIes, and audio-visual materials.
Registration for IPGHC 2016 is now closed