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Global Health Issues: Reaching College Students. Praphul Joshi, Susan Lyman, Jacki Benedik, Charles Duncan University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Presentation Outline. Why teach Global Health? Needs for College Students Course Outline Online Materials Discussion. Why teach Global Health?.

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global health issues reaching college students

Global Health Issues: Reaching College Students

Praphul Joshi, Susan Lyman, Jacki Benedik, Charles Duncan

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • Why teach Global Health?
  • Needs for College Students
  • Course Outline
  • Online Materials
  • Discussion
why teach global health
Why teach Global Health?
  • Changes in Global Economy
  • Population Migration
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Surveillance
needs for college students
Needs for College Students
  • Limited knowledge in geography
  • Awareness on Current/Emerging diseases
  • Understanding Cultural issues
  • Goal setting/decision making
course outline
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
online materials
Online Materials
  • Utilizing MOODLE
  • Travelers health information (www.cdc.gov/travel )
  • CDC Wonder (http://wonder.cdc.gov)
  • Behavior Risk Factors (www.cdc.gov/brfss)
other web sources
Other Web Sources
  • WHO: www.who.int
  • Poverty and Health: http://www.worldbank.org
  • UNICEF
  • BBC News Health Watch: http://news.bbc.co.uk
discussion
Discussion
  • Course enrollment: Over 250 students/year
  • Benefits of online materials
  • Feedback from students
  • Long-term impact on students
  • Future Considerations