Content & Evaluation
The Course will address the following bodies of knowledge:
- Diseases of Poverty – The health conditions most frequently associated with low economic status.
- International HIV Medicine – Prevention and treatment of HIV in low-resource settings.
- Maternal-Newborn Health – Advocacy for these particularly vulnerable persons
- International Public Health – Factors that most significantly impact health in low-resource communities.
- Cross-Cultural Skills – Skills to effectively promote health in a new cultural context.
- Disaster Management – Action in advance to mitigate loss and effectively respond
- International Health Leadership – How healthcare professionals can work in partnership with communities to design and lead effective, sustainable healthcare systems.
- Healthcare Education – The effective empowerment and transfer healthcare skills to other personnel
Learners in the Course will achieve the above learning objectives through the following educational components:
- Interactive online presentations by expert professionals
- Case studies providing analysis
- Skill stations to develop technical facility
- Formation groups exploring personal application
Learners will need to devote five to ten hours per week during the online segment of the course.
Assessment of learner’s performance will be based upon:
- Attendance and participation in all Course activities
- Acceptable performance on examinations
Desirable Physician Attributes/Core Competencies
- Patient Care & Procedural Skills
- Medical Knowledge
- Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
- Employ Evidence-Based Practice
- Interprofessional Communication
- Teams and Teamwork