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Department: MEOSA-Student Affairs
Course: 415B-Readings in Global Health
Track: International Health Track

Course Director: Dr. George R. Parkerson
Course Faculty: Dr. Richard W. Goodgame,Dr. Steven Abrams,Dr. George R. Parkerson,Dr. Judy Levison
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 99
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 3
Pre-requisites: Completion of MS1 Year
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
COURSE RUNS FROM BEGINNING OF BLOCK 7 THORUGH END OF BLOCK 8. Readings in International Health is a course created to focus on global health issues.
Learning Activities
The elective is tailored for second year medical students participating in the International Health Track but is open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year Baylor medical students. The class meets monthly for discussion of pre-assigned readings on topics related to international health.
Evaluation Methods
Students are required to write a 5 page research paper on a chosen topic and will present an abstract of the paper to the class. Eighty percent attendance is required to pass.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 2 - May 5, 2009; 7:00-9:40pm RM 301A
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Rosa I. Contreras
Contact Phone: 713-798-3640
Contact Fax: 713-798-3644
Contact Location: 3701 Kirby Drive, St. 600, Houston, TX 77098
Address: MS BCM 700

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