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IPHE Mini‑Course: Global Health Through an Ethical Lens

Posted by GHO Admin on September 25, 2014 in News

Date: January 13, 15, 20 & 22, 2015
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Faculty Lead: Shawna O'Hearn

This mini-course will provide interprofessional teams of students with an in-depth exposure to global health, with an emphasis on ethical decision-making in local and international contexts.  This 9-hour module will be comprised of a combination of lecture, multimedia resources, individual readings and reflection, group work and interactive case studies.  It addresses the CIHC interprofessional competencies of patient/client/family community-focused care, team functioning, role clarification and collaborative leadership.  Through this mini-course, the goal of interprofessional collaboration is explored and how these competencies are enacted by allied health professions within a determinants of health framework in global health contexts.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this mini-course, students will be expected to have:

  • an understanding of Global Health, and how this concept applies within and between health disciplines, locally and internationally;
  • explored key global health themes (including determinants of health and global health ethics) as part of an interprofesional team;
  • identified ethical decision making principles that guide a research process when working with socially, economically and politically marginalized populations;
  • developed an ethical framework for the use of social media and photography to be used as part of knowledge translation and community education;
  • familiarity with global health offerings at Dalhousie and as part of their interprofessional career path.

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