There are a total of nine interprofessional mini-courses being offered throughout the 2015-2016 academic year here at Dalhousie University, which you can read about here. An interprofessional mini-course is a short, self-contained module that is offered to supplement interprofessional education experiences provided by individual programs. These courses require students from different professions to work together on projects, cases or issues, in order to allow participants to learn actively with, and from one another.
The Director of the Global Health Office, Shawna O’Hearn, will be teaching an interprofessional mini-course entitled “Global Health Through an Ethical Lens” this winter. The course will be delivered in the CHEB building on the corner of University Ave. and Summer St, with dates TBD.
Global Health is an inherently interprofessional field. Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals work together providing humanitarian assistance in refugee camps, performing surgery, consulting in remote village clinics and running immunization campaigns. These and other interprofessional settings will be explored through case studies. Complex health issues that transcend national borders are best addressed and solved using a multidisciplinary approach.
By the end of this mini-course, students will be expected to have:
- an understanding of Global Health, in the local and international context;
- explored global health ethics as part of an interprofessional team;
- 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.
In order to register for this IPHE mini-course, send an e-mail to the IPHE Course Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) from your Dalhousie e-mail address. Include the following in the body of the e-mail:
- The mini-course number (Course A) and name (Global Health Through an Ethical Lens) in which you wish to register.
- Your name, banner number and NetID.
- Your School and Faculty name.
- Confirmation that you have not registered in another mini-course in the same term.
- Your program of study and your year.