Implementation of an Innovative Interprofessional Global Health Curriculum for Doctoral Education
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Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of the presentation is to describe the implementation of an innovative inter-profession global health curriculum for doctoral education; and to discuss global health experiences that can be applied to doctoral students. Methods: Curriculum development of an innovative global health program within an existing course in doctoral education using inter-professional collaborative teams of global health experts. Emphasis is on core concepts of global health, global health core competencies and practice experiences. Results: Comprehensive modules were implemented enabling students an in-depth analysis of global health including its importance andrelevance to health and quality of life. Vulnerable populations are discussed including cultural and social determinants that impact overall health. Focus on: Leading change to improve quality outcomes; life-long learning and exploring future global health opportunities. Conclusion: This is the first implementation of this innovative module and evaluations are currently underway; however thus far practice experiences overseas have been promising in providing stimulating experiences to enhance student's life-long learning and critical analysis of at risk populations.