Courses and Studies
Graduate Certificate in Global Health
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health offers a Graduate Certificate in Global Health for which all graduate and professional students are eligible. The certificate requires the Foundations of Global Health or Foundational Skills in Global Health course, a variety of elective courses, and a practicum.
To learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Global Health, visit our website: http://globalhealth.vanderbilt.edu/students/gh_certificate/
Global Health Courses
VIGH offers a variety of Global Health Courses that analyze the theory and practice of Global Health from an interdisciplinary perspective. These courses are open to students in any of Vanderbilt’s undergraduate or graduate programs. These courses can count towards requirements for the graduate Certificate in Global Health.
Visit VIGH’s website to read more about individual courses: http://globalhealth.vanderbilt.edu/students/courses/
Global Health Track of the Master of Public Health (MPH)
The new global health track of the Master of Public Health program was launched in the fall of 2012. The Global Health track is designed to educate innovative public health leaders to manage global health initiatives and to contribute to public policy that improves global health. The Global Health track is open to a diverse array of individuals who desire to make an impact in global health. Applicants may have a doctoral or other professional degree, or have exceptional qualifications with a bachelor’s degree.If you are interested in the possibility of dual enrollment in these two programs, please consult with the School of Nursing and VIGH.
VIGH’s Annual Global Health Case Competition
The global health case competition is designed to engage students in real-world global health challenges by introducing them to diverse factors that impact decision-making. The second annual case competition will be held on February 14-16, 2013.
The goal of the case competition is to foster critical analysis and thoughtful action. Cases may involve issues such as health care policy, public health implementation and planning, business partnership and investment, medical research, logistics management, faith and cultural understanding, and international law. The competition gives students an opportunity to exercise their knowledge of global health and gain experience working on an issue that is common in a real-life global setting: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vigh-sac/case/index.php
VIGH Student Advisory Council
The purpose of the Student Advisory Council is to bring together diverse students interested in global health with the goal of fostering cross-disciplinary student networking and collaboration. Members of the Student Advisory Council are responsible for bringing the student perspective to the institute, especially with regards to student opportunities and experiences.
The VIGH SAC recruits two VUSN representatives annually in March. Indicate your interest in the SAC here: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vigh-sac/index.php
- Nicaragua Global Health Course
Nicaragua Global Health Course is a spring medical school course in which nursing students can enroll. It focuses on primary health care in Nicaragua and meets weekly in preparation for an immersion experience over spring break. Students collaborate on poster presentations on their return. For more information, contact VUSN FNP faculty Anna Richmond (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Melissa Glassford (email@example.com). No tuition is charged for this course, but credit can be earned. [Poster 1] [Poster 2]
- Project Pyramid
Project Pyramid is a 3 module interprofessional course offered through Owen Business School with a mission to help alleviate global poverty. It includes a joint seven-week course between Owen and The Vanderbilt Divinity School (in collaboration with the Cal Turner Center for Moral Leadership) culminating in an international trip. Nursing students are encouraged to enroll in this course. See http://www.owen.vanderbilt.edu/vanderbilt/programs/mba/international-study/other-intl-opportunities.cfm or contact Project Pyramid Student President Courtney Pierce at: Courtney.Pierce@owen.vanderbilt.edu
SPAN 211: Spanish for the Medical Profession *Service Learning Course (Major: Elective; AXLE: INT)
Service learning based, advanced conversation course incorporating extensive medical terminology, and policy and cultural competency issues related to health care and the Latino population in the United States. Prerequisite: 201W and 202; closed to native speakers of Spanish. [ intermediate | advanced ]
211-01 MWF 10:10-11:00 Calhoun 103
211-02 MWF 11:10-12:00 Calhoun 103