Global Studies 2018 Summer Programs: Global Health
Date:Sun, 7/15/2018 - Fri, 7/20/2018
Event Type:Summer Camp
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This intensive course for motivated high school students offers a college-level interdisciplinary survey of global health. Students will examine and compare intra- and inter-national differences in both disease burden and characteristics, quality, and access to healthcare systems to address those burdens. The course will study the intersections of nutrition, taking note of medical, economic, social, epidemiological, and political contributors to healthcare access and quality, and enable students to think critically about the broader implications of health as a human right.
The course includes discussions with University faculty and expert practitioners, combining an academic assessment of the fundamental challenges of global health with case-study and project-based instruction related to global health. Students will engage in research, visit clinics, interact with field experts, and make team presentations on their findings.
The course involves field trips to the OSF Jump Simulation and Education Center in Peoria. Students that successfully complete the course will receive a Center for Global Studies Global Leadership Certificate.
What is Global Health?
Global health is a relatively new concept emerging two decades to describe health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries and which may be influences by circumstances or experiences in other countries which are best addressed by cooperative actions and solutions (Institute of Medicine, USA 1997).
Global health education and research is inherently multidisciplinary involving the fields of social science, natural science, behavioral science, law, economics, engineering, environmental science, and agriculture.
- Identify key differences in burden of disease, nutrition, healthcare systems, and access across the world
- Understand role of CDC, WHO, and other international organizations in global health
- Perform in-depth analysis of disease and compare challenges and solutions across different social, economic, and developmental contexts
- Relate healthcare issues to broader societal issues including politics, ethics, economics, and resource availability
- Propose a plan for better healthcare access and equity
Visit the Global Health website for full details.
Students that have completed at least one year of high school are eligible to participate.
All materials must be submitted by May 18, 2018. Access the full listing of requirements on the Application Information 2018 webpage.
Enrollment is limited to 20 students.
International Students are welcome to apply. If accepted to the program, International students will need to provide proof of English proficiency. This is typically done by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. If you are going to be participating through the longer, July 14-August 4, program that is run jointly by the Center for Global Studies and Global Education & Training (GET), please apply through the CGS-GET joint application.
Enrollment options and Costs
- Domestic resident student – For students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who will be staying in the residence halls and eating all meals on campus throughout the program. Cost: $1,000.
- Domestic commuter student – For students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who will not be staying in the residence halls. All lunches and 2 group dinners will still be provided. Cost $600.
- International resident student – For students who are not US citizens or permanent residents who will be staying in the residence halls and eating all meals on campus throughout the program. Cost $1,200.
(Please note: if you are planning to participate in the CGS workshops as part of the longer, July 14-August 4, program in partnership with the Global Education & Training (GET) program, please apply through GET using the "GET application" link on the Application Information 2018 webpage).