Global Health Seminar Series
The quarterly Global Health Seminar Series is intended to provide learners with a deeper understanding of global health by focusing on real life application of concepts and methods. The sessions are designed to meet all competencies outlined by CUGH as well as high-yield research topics in global health. Participants, particularly those with no global health experience, will attend an initial session that covers foundational topics in global health, such as burden of disease, a review of noncommunicable vs communicable diseases, and the relationship between health and human rights. The remaining sessions will build upon these foundational topics to give learners a master’s level knowledge of global health topics, such as ethics in global health, capacity building, humanitarian emergencies, program evaluation, and implementation science.
Participants will be assigned multimedia learning activities (either a short video or 1-2 reading assignments) to be completed before the in-person sessions. Sessions will be structured as 2 hour sessions with short lectures with the majority of class time reserved for discussion and completion of case-based exercises, writing activities, or simulation. Due to the interactive nature of these sessions, in-person attendance is ideal; however, lectures will be recorded and available for those unable to attend in person. Additionally, these sessions may be reformatted as webinars or other web-based learning in the event in-person classes are not permitted.
Biannual journal clubs will be presented by Global Health Scholars with CGH faculty support. Journal club presenters are encouraged to select topics that are relevant to global health but not necessarily to one specialty, such as program implementation, current events in global health, and program evaluation.
The UIC Global Health Colloquium Sessions
CGH hosts a monthly global health series (September to May) in collaboration with the UIC College of Nursing and School of Public Health. These sessions feature guest speakers from a variety of disciplines who share expertise across various aspects of global health practice, including program implementation, capacity building, and clinical programs. Attending these sessions allows participants to meet and learn from a variety of experts in global health.
Learners will participate in local or international learning experiences. Participants will submit field elective proposals to their departments and CGH for approval.