UMB Global Opportunities
NEW Fall 2013 Online three credit Interprofessional Course: Global Challenges in Women's and Children's Health
The UMB Graduate School is now offering a long-awaited new Global Interprofessional on-line course, CIPP 960: Global Challenges in Women's and Children's Health. This 3-credit, 12-week course is taught jointly by UMB faculty and UMUC faculty in WebTycho (the UMUC online platform). This exciting new asynchronous online interprofessional course is offered in 12 one-week sessions between 9/23 and 12/15/13. Each session can be accessed any time, thus the course can be taken concurrently with other fall semester courses. All UMB students are eligible to register for the course, which is included as part of fall full-time tuition. Presentations and lectures are by faculty representing all UMB Schools and UMUC. The online activities and course papers emphasize interprofessional aspects of the topics presented.
Global Challenges in Women's and Children's Health (CIPP 960) 3 credits
A comprehensive multidisciplinary examination of the complex issues related to women and children’s health across the globe, based on the World Health Organization’s 2007 Framework for Action for strengthening health systems and the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals and Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Topics include biological and medical issues, reproductive health, violence against women and children and its impact on health, infectious and chronic disease, and the relationship of environmental and social issues to health. Analysis covers current national, regional, and global trends; program and policy responses to these trends; and prospects for the future. Assessment includes papers, discussion groups, and one exam.
At this time, interested students should contact Bonnie Bissonette at email@example.com and will be added to the list of students. The course is limited to 13 students, so please indicate interest as early as possible. Additional information will be provided in late July and registration will be coordinated by Ms. Bissonette through the Graduate School beginning in mid-August.
Questions about the course may also be directed to Ms. Bissonette at the email address above.
Malawi Interprofessional Program
Students from each of University of Maryland’s six professional schools in Baltimore are chosen every year for the University’s six-week inter-professional research program in Malawi. The project is funded by the University of Maryland Office of the President and the Global Health Inter-professional Council. In 2011, six students were selected to study rural access to malaria treatment. In 2012, twelve students were selected from the six schools to conduct a study on maternal/child health services. Read more about the 2011 and 2012 projects.
The application period for the 2013 program is now closed. Check back in January of 2014 for next year's program application.
Global Health Certificate
Global Health is an emerging, interdisciplinary, interprofessional field that requires a broad knowledge base and the capacity to create innovative solutions to challenging health problems in resource-limited environments. This 12-credit certificate is designed to prepare nurses and health professionals for careers in global health practice, education and research. Learn more about the program, eligibility, sample plan of study, courses and faculty.