We believe in learning through doing. The field is our classroom. Students are taken into the communities to work collaboratively toward inclusive, ethical, and sustainable health solutions.
We analyze health challenges comprehensively; starting from their structural causes, ensuring that our students fully understand the multi-layered nature of global health.
Our programs match students to their current training level, guaranteeing that objectives are met.
The paternalistic roots of global health often lead to power imbalances that may generate program failure and poor health outcomes. We teach students how to interact in ethical ways with local communities and organizations to further health.
Students are encouraged to explore and experience global health through active participation and interaction with local organizations and communities.
Our students will gain the competencies required to become part of a new generation of global health practitioners. Our programs are aligned with the AAPH and CUGH competency model.
The applied and transdisciplinary nature of Global Health calls for a holistic educational approach that brings together the social, political, economic, legal, cultural, and environmental realities of the world we live in.
Our unique educational model expands on the informative, formative and transformative methods by immersing participants in community and rural scenarios. This provides a multi-layered and comprehensive understanding of global health and related theoretical concepts.
We offer opportunities for students to fully engage with global health by participating in interactive and immersive experiences in the field.
We strive to create enriching academic experiences where students can use their theoretical knowledge and apply it to real life situations through workshops, skills acquisition exercises, and practicums.
The cornerstone of our programs is community participation and collaboration. We aim to work alongside communities, instead of the traditional top-down model that prevails in global health.
Our programs allow students to explore the connections between global health and various disciplines, including anthropology, public health, economics, public policy, sociology, epidemiology, biology, and even zoology.
We work closely with leading groups in global health education to standardize and complement classroom to fieldwork global health competencies. Our model is based on CUGH and AASPH competencies.
Field courses are taught modules that combine immersive field experiences with lectures and guided workshops (a combination of service-learning and didactic learning). These courses vary in duration from 1 to 4 weeks, epending on the topic of the module and the specific objectives.
Field courses allow students to fully engage with global health, through a firsthand, interactive, immersive, and enriching academic experience.
There are different modules available throughout the year and are customized to meet different learning outcomes. These include, but are not limited to, Planetary Health, Intercultural Approaches to Health, Global Health Challenges, Global Nutrition, Health Systems & Primary Health Care, Health & Sustainable Development, and Health & Migration.
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Practicum Programs are designed to develop experiential and contextual skills of collaborative interdisciplinary work in real-life situations related to the field of global health. The essence of CISG Practicums is to create bridges between theory and practice in community settings. Practicums are participatory in nature and designed to meet students’ program competencies and personal/career interests.
We aim to provide students high-quality practicum experiences with careful planning, supervision, evaluation, and grading to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-life setting.
Partnerships with a wide range of local organizations have allowed the creation of numerous practicum opportunities that have been designed through a consultation process to be ethical, meaningful, and inclusive for the community.
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Research is key to progress. Thus, we are committed to facilitating research and bringing researchers to the region.
We aim to facilitate and encourage global health research in the region, as this can identify key issues and provide the evidence base for solid and comprehensive health policy reform.
We provide flexible services that depend on the nature and objectives of the research project. These services include, but are not limited to the following: