Global and Urban Health
Global & Urban Health & Equity Program (GLUE)
"Bonding Wayne State School of Medicine to the World"
Overview: The two-year seminar series is designed to offer learners the opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge and skill surrounding global health by providing local and international educational opportunities that focus on the care of underserved and vulnerable populations. We will also provide career and research mentorship in global and community health; promote scholarly activity in global health education, public health, research methods, and innovative service delivery; and, education around health disparities and equity.
Curriculum: The course will meet the second Tuesday monthly from August through May for two hours. Topics follow the Consortium of Universities for Global Health core competencies for Global Health Practitioners. The courses will be offered in-class and have an online component of articles, videos, and small group discussion. Scholars will be expected to atend 75% of the in-class modules and make up missed sessions by completing an extra assignment.
|Year 1||Topic||Year 2||Topic|
|August||Intro to Global Health/Social-cultural and Political Awareness||August||Intro to Global Health/Social-cultural and Political Awareness|
|September||Global Burden of Disease/Infectious Disease||September||Globalization of Health and Healthcare|
|October||Social and Environmental Determinants of Health||October||Collaboration, Partnering, and Communication|
|November||Travel Safety and Skills||November||Travel Safety and Skills|
|December||Ethical Reasoning||December||Health Equity and Social Justice|
|January||Journal Club and Infectious Disease||January||Journal Club and Non-communicable Disease|
|February||Capacity Strengthening||February||Professional Practice|
|March||Special Populations||March||Infectious Disease|
|April||Program Management||April||Strategic Analysis|
|May||Disaster and Humanitarian Emergencies||May||Global/Local Detroit|
Capstone: To obtain a GLUE Scholar Certificate of Completion, scholars will also be expected to participate in a Global or Local capstone project. This will be designed withing a mentorship framework, span a minimum of six-month preparation, and result in a scholarly project or publication. Examples include work in Detroit, Laos, India, Guatemala, Panama, Haiti and Nicaragua.