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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 at the time in health professional students’ curricula at McGill University. Now, in its 15th year, the course aims to build on current curricula and engage participants in an interdisciplinary discussion of global health contexts. It is open to McGill students studying dentistry, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, speech-language pathology, dietetics and human nutrition, psychology, and students from other academic backgrounds with a strong interest in global health. The course is a 10-week lecture series that meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The format for each lecture will include a 1-hour lecture and 1-hour of student-led activities. The course will incorporate online and in-person lecture-based learning, case studies, speakers and panel discussions, small group activities, and audio-visual materials to meet the following course objectives:
- To increase student awareness of the global burden of diseases and the geopolitics of global health.
- To expose students to the realities and challenges facing health professionals in a global and local context.
- To provide a framework for students to approach global health challenges.
- To encourage inter-professionalism by facilitating collaboration and communication amongst students.
- To inspire students to consider applying global health principles to their professional practice.
Who can apply?
The course is open to McGill students studying dentistry, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, dietetics and human nutrition, psychology, and speech-language pathology. Students from other academic backgrounds (U1 and higher) with a strong interest in global health are welcome to apply.
When is the class?
The course will run from January 17, 2023, to April 11, 2023, on Tuesday evenings from 6 PM to 8 PM. There will be no class Feb. 14 & 28th or March 7th. You will be required to attend at least 8 lectures out of the 10 to receive the certificate and you will be required to attend 5 out of the 8 lectures in-person.
The course will be hybrid with a combination of in-person sessions on campus (McInytre 210/211) and online access. Course materials will be available online in MyCourses.
Subjects covered in the course include, but are not limited to, global mental health, advocacy and allyship, migrant and refugee health, climate crisis, Indigenous health, oral health, disability, politics and policy, and maternal health.
- This is a free, non-credit course.
- The course will accept a maximum of 100 students.
- Eligible students must complete the 2023 IPGHC student registration form.
- The IPGHC student committee will review all registration forms.
- Selection to the course will be based on the student program, year of study, motivation to take the course, and overall interest in global health.
- Students must complete a pre-and post-survey for the course.
- Students will be required to attend at least 8 lectures out of the 10 to receive the certificate and you will be required to attend 5 out of the 8 lectures in-person.
- Students who meet all attendance and other course requirements will have it stated on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR).
Registration for the 2023 McGill Interprofessional Global Health Course is closed.
The 2023 course will start on Tuesday, January 17th. The schedule for 2023 is still preliminary and will be updated on this page as speakers are confirmed.
Introduction to Global Health
Dr. Tim Evans, Director and Associate Dean, School of Population and Global Health, McGill University
|Global Health Advocacy and Allyship||Dr. Ananya Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University|
|Climate Crisis and Global Health||Sidra Riaz, Founder, Environmental Change Makers|
|Indigenous Health||Dr. Nicole Redvers, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Department of Indigenous Health, University of North Dakota|
|Global Mental Health||Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia|
|*No classes Feb 28 or March 7*|
|Migrant and Refugee Health||Yasir Essar|
|What will it take to end preventable maternal and child deaths and ensure universal access to reproductive health by 2030? Scaling-up for Sustained Impact?||Dr. Yves Bergevin, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University|
|Oral Health||Dr. Paul Allison, Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University|
|Policy||Dr. Raphael Lencucha, Associate Professor, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University|
All course materials will be available on MyCourses for registered participants.
The McGill IPGHC Team 2022-2023
- Hani Qamar, B.Sc. Psychology Candidate, minor in Health Geography & International Development Studies (2023).
- Naomi Pastrana Mankovitz, B.Sc Nursing Candidate (2024)
- Dana Jafarpour, DDS. PhD Candidate (2024). Vanier Scholar
- Marianne Djigo, B.Sc. Anatomy and Cell Biology (2024)
- Simon Rahman, MDCM Candidate (2026)
- Dr. Yves Bergevin, MD, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
- Dr. Svetlana Tikhonova, DMD, PhD, Faculty Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill Dentistry
- Catherine-Anne Miller, RN, MHSc, Full-time Faculty Lecturer, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University
- Dr. Raphael Lencucha, BScOT, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
- Kristin Hendricks, MPH, BSN, RN, Global Health Programs, McGill University
- The UN Millennium Declaration (3 min, 2007)
Short introductory video which lists the 8 MDG and is accompanied by an excerpt from Kofi Annan’s address to the millennium summit in 2000.
- Hans Rosling: Yes they can! Gapminder
TED Talk: The best stats you've ever seen - Hans Rosling, 2006
About low and middle income countries that, with economic and health progress, are catching up with high income countries.
- Gapminder on maternal health
- The girl effect (3 min)
Quick animation about issues affecting maternal health.
- My Sister Myself (13min, 2003)
Short video featuring testimonies of mothers and midwives in villages and slums across Africa and South East Asia.
- First, Do No Harm: A Qualitative Research Documentary (1 hr, by Alyson and Tim Holland)
- WHO: Mental Health
- Video: 3rd World Canada, Family on the Edge
The synopsis: Set in the backdrop of the aftermath of the suicide of three parents, the documentary explores the impact of 3rd world conditions on the children left behind and a community's courage in looking after them.
- Interesting Clips: Short clips calling for action to solve global issues.
- UNICEF movies