The School of Community Health Sciences offers opportunities to conduct fieldwork internationally. This is a chance for students to be introduced to the global health field through intensive fieldwork in developing urban and rural areas of the world. Students will be exposed to the critical links between global health, traditional culture, political structures, social policies, and economic development. Students will be directly involved in the planning, execution, and evaluation of public health and social empowerment programs for populations most at risk. Although the course will cover concepts and frameworks, it will also be very practical in orientation through hands-on fieldwork in various countries with non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The medical, psychosocial, cultural, political, ethical, and economic aspects of various global health issues will be addressed through presentations, reflections, teaching experiences, community member meetings, and tours.
These international fieldwork opportunities could count for three credits for one of the following courses:
- CHS 461/661: The World's Health
- CHS 494: Field Studies in Public Health
- CHS 495/695: Special Problems in Public Health