The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health

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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
2 weeks
From 50 USD

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50 USD
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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health

Whether you’re considering a global health learning experience such as a clinical rotation, a research project, or volunteer work, or are preparing to work abroad, this is the course for you!

This 3-part timeline-based course, designed by a team of global health experts, will help you prepare for successful global health learning experiences. The course provides guidance for undergraduate and graduate students, medical trainees, and volunteers. In each part, you will have the opportunity to learn through interactive scenarios and discussion forums.

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This course is offered through Boston University, a partner institute of EdX.

9-12 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$50
  • Audit Track - Free

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What you'll learn

  • Identify and describe different types of global health rotations and projects and determine which ones provide the best fit for you.
  • Identify and make plans to address logistical issues including personal, health, family, financial and security concerns.
  • Learn practical strategies for an enriched educational experience to benefit you and your host community.
  • Identify and navigate professional, ethical, and cultural issues, as well as medical or mental health issues you may encounter.
  • Identify strategies for effectively “reintegrating” into your home and work life upon returning from a global health experience.
  • Successfully advocate for other individuals at your institution to identify clinical opportunities, educational opportunities and funding structures for future global health experiences.

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