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Department: MEOSA-Student Affairs
Course: 415A-Overview of Global Health
Track: International Health Track

Course Director: George Robert Parkerson, M.D.
Course Faculty: Herbert L. DuPont, M.D.,,,,Arthur Clinton White, M.D.,Stephen J. Spann, M.D.,,David Carl Hilmers, M.D.,John Wolf, M.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 99
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 1
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
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Statement of Goals:
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of international health topics for the first year medical student. The course is configured as the introductory course of the four-year International Health Track for Baylor Medical students wishing to focus on global health issues. Given the increased globalization of the world's population and the multinational make-up of Houston and other major American cities, Baylor students and faculty feel that knowledge of international health problems and awareness of cross-cultural issues are of extreme importance in modern medical practice.
Learning Activities
Overview of Global Health will be conducted as a twice weekly lunchtime lecture series to be held the first six weeks of Block 5. While created for first year students, upper class students may enroll or attend if space is available.
Evaluation Methods
80% attendance is required to Pass. Students on academic warning or probation must have a signed approval of a Dean in the Office of Student Affairs to take any elective. Basic Science students cannot enroll in any elective which is scheduled to meet at the same time as a basic science course for which the student is enrolled.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
To be announced
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Rosa Olvera
Contact Phone: 713-798-3640
Contact Fax: 713-798-4187
Contact Location: 3701 Kirby 6th Floor
Address: BCM 700

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