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Certificate in Global Health

Certificate in Global Health  APPLICATIONS FOR 2014 ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED

Schools:

Osteopathic Medicine, Health Professions, Management, Engineering and Computing Sciences, Architecture and Design, Education, Arts and Sciences

Designation:
Interdisciplinary Program

Faculty for Core Courses and Practicum:
Zehra Ahmed, RPA-C, MBBS, MPH; Edward Gotfried, D.O., FACOS; ,  Bhuma Krishnamachari, PhD; Deborah Lardner, D.O., DTM&H; Michael Passafaro, D.O., DTM&H, FACEP, FACOEP; Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., M.A., FACOFP

Adjunct Clinical Faculty:

William Blazey D.O.Brookshield Laurent, DO,


 

2014 Spring Program Calendar  

Coursework:  3 credits


 
2014 Summer Course

Fieldwork with Research:  6 credits *only available with coursework.

JUNE AND JULY

 2013 sites included:

  • Ghana Program
  • El Salvador Program
  • Costa Rica Program

Sites also available:

  • Haiti Program

Total credits: 9 (coursework, fieldwork, and research)

  • Certificate in Global Health will be awarded upon completion of all nine credits.


Curriculum

Program Structure:
The Certificate in Global Health proposes to educate candidates through a three-part structured program each addressing essential aspects of global health through different constructs: course work, a global practicum, and a case/project report

I.  Global Health Core (3 Credits)   GHTH-601-W01 (N)

  1. Critical Issue in Global Health: examines the major preventative health issues affecting the world today. The following discussion and analysis of the problem will help students to recognize and comprehend the relationship among influence factors, clinical and non-clinical, that shape the complex issues. Students will then investigate how these factors relate to an effective preventative health strategy, and more importantly, if a policy should be implemented based on the potential consequences. The subsequent inquiry will be to measure the probability of a successful preventative health strategy. Although the course centers on global diseases, the focus of this exercise is to understand the vital issues in forming preventative health policy and the difficulties encountered implementing global health initiatives. In addition, we will look at the key players involved, from nongovernmental to government-sponsored organizations, which influence the global health environment. After examining issues at the policy level, we will look at the practical aspects of delivering a preventative health strategy and devise solutions that will address health issues from a multidisciplinary approach.
  2. Cultural and Health Disparity Issues in a Global Setting: takes an in depth look into the cultural and socioeconomic issues that affect the delivery and quality of healthcare in a global setting. The following discussion and analysis of the problem will help to recognize and comprehend the relationship of these influencing factors that lead to health disparities. Students will then investigate how existing or potential strategies would effectively address the issue and improve healthcare. Although the scenarios take place in a global setting, the lessons are applicable domestically as the U.S. population grows ethnically diverse. We will look at specific strategies that address the importance of culture, politics, and the socioeconomic role in determining health outcomes and the delivery of healthcare. Students will be expected to examine the problem tackled through varying strategies and devise a multidisciplinary approach in a strategic proposal.
  3. Infectious Diseases/Tropical Medicine: course examines the role of communicable and non-communicable diseases affecting the health of people living in low to middle income countries. Initially, we will view specific illnesses in the context of their clinical, epidemiological and socioeconomic impact, and then broaden the perspective to examine the influence of preventative health strategies that address these diseases. We will study classic diseases which have chronically afflicted countries - malaria is such an example. We will also study diseases like multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB), diseases which have forced the re-examination of heretofore successful health strategies. Lastly, we will look at rapidly emerging diseases, such as SARS, where the dynamic development of the disease process creates a different preventative health strategy dilemma. Subsequent discussion and analysis of the problem will help students to recognize and comprehend the relationship of influence factors that shape the complex issue. Students will then investigate how these factors relate to an effective preventative health strategy, and more importantly, determine if a policy should be implemented based on the potential consequences. The subsequent inquiry will be to measure the probability of a successful preventative health strategy.

II.  Global Health Fieldwork  (3 Credits)   GHTH-750 W01(N)

NOTE: Flight costs and in country expenses will be incurred by the traveler.

Upon successful completion of the coursework for the Certificate in Global Health, students will be eligible to undertake a Global Health Fieldwork Practicum at a preapproved supervised global health site. During the 2-4 week period, students will be oriented and integrated into the health center, the ancillary operations, or preventative health project relevant to the individual's professional background to deliver health services under the supervision of the on-site faculty. Students will be expected to identify and involve themselves with an ongoing preventative health initiative in the first week of the experience, engage the projects objectives and implement proposals in cooperation with the project coordinator. By integrating oneself in the clinical and/or preventative health projects of a resource-poor environment, a student will expectantly understand the humanitarian and altruistic ideals that form the principles of preventative medicine.

III.  Global Health Research  (3 Credits)   GHTH-770 W01(N)

Students will be expected to design an approved research project in its entirety.  An Institutional Review Board (IRB) application will be submitted by the student prior to undertaking any research.  Upon returning, students will prepare an article on their research suitable for peer-reviewed publication.  Students’ independent research will be approved on an individual case basis.  All parts of research projects will be supervised by faculty of NYIT’s Center for Global Health.

Certificate Requirements:
Candidates who satisfactorily complete the course work will be allowed to proceed to the field work practicum and independent research project. Candidates who successful complete all components of the program will be eligible for a Certificate in Global Health.


How to Apply

The Center for Global Health administers the Certificate in Global Health. All applicants will be subject to final approval by the faculty of the Certificate program. Application for the Certificate in Global Health positions is competitive and open to individuals who at a minimum are currently enrolled medical students, senior undergraduate students, graduate students, or residents in good standing.

Applicants are to complete the following:

  • Complete the application (PDF) and the conditions of participation (PDF)
  • Submit above  to:
    Center for Global Health
    NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Serota Building, room 120
    Northern Boulevard, P.O. Box 8000
    Old Westbury, NY 11568

General Deadlines:

  • Spring Coursework:  DECEMBER 15, 2013
  • Summer Coursework:  FEBRUARY 1, 2014   MARCH 1ST, 2014
  • Deadlines are independent of fieldwork status
  • Notification of selected applicants will occur one month after deadline.
  • Documentation of vaccinations and immunity (travel medicine clinic) must be submitted six weeks prior to travel.
  • Proof of visas, if applicable, must be submitted six weeks prior to travel.
  • Present acquisition of all medicine necessary for trip (for personal medical conditions and required for traveling): six weeks prior to travel.
  • All passports must be valid for six months before expiration.

Facilities and Resources:
Extensive in-kind contributions from College of Osteopathic Medicine and the other participating NYIT schools are committed to the program. The facilities of the campus sites include the library and information systems support, as well as faculty and staff to work with the participants.

Academic Credit:
Participants in the Certificate in Global Health may earn academic credit for their studies through NYIT. Graduate credits are awarded to participants that complete the Certificate in Global Health. These credit hours may also be transferable to graduate programs, subject to approval by each program.

Traveling to and Within sites:
Flights to and from Africa or Central/South America will be coordinated with the Center for Global Health, although flight costs and in country expenses will be incurred by the traveler. Once in country all arrangements and costs will be covered with the practicum expenses. Strict adherence and presentation of appropriate documentation of vaccinations and immunity following the CDC recommendations are required prior to the trip.

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Questions? Please contact us:   CGH@nyit.edu