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Title: Global Health Issues: Reaching College Students


1
Global Health Issues Reaching College Students
  • Praphul Joshi, Susan Lyman, Jacki Benedik,
    Charles Duncan
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette

2
Presentation Outline
  • Why teach Global Health?
  • Needs for College Students
  • Course Outline
  • Online Materials
  • Discussion

3
Why teach Global Health?
  • Changes in Global Economy
  • Population Migration
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Surveillance

4
Needs for College Students
  • Limited knowledge in geography
  • Awareness on Current/Emerging diseases
  • Understanding Cultural issues
  • Goal setting/decision making

5
Course Outline
  • Introduction to global health
  • International/national organizations
  • Travelers health
  • Issues in the developing world (hunger, poverty,
    etc)
  • Chronic diseases
  • Infectious diseases
  • Public health surveillance

6
Online Materials
  • Utilizing MOODLE
  • Travelers health information (www.cdc.gov/travel
    )
  • CDC Wonder (http//wonder.cdc.gov)
  • Behavior Risk Factors (www.cdc.gov/brfss)

7
Other Web Sources
  • WHO www.who.int
  • Poverty and Health http//www.worldbank.org
  • UNICEF
  • BBC News Health Watch http//news.bbc.co.uk

8
Discussion
  • Course enrollment Over 250 students/year
  • Benefits of online materials
  • Feedback from students
  • Long-term impact on students
  • Future Considerations
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