GHS 203 (A, B, C, D) - Global Health Practice Seminar

This goal of this year-long course is to cultivate all of the skills necessary to develop and complete a capstone proposal. At the end of this course, students will be proficient in: (1) Scientific Writing, (2) Team-based Learning, (3) Presentation Skills, (4) Ethics, and (5) Scientific Process.  The skills built to complete a successful capstone project will be applicable to future global health career paths.

Competencies 

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Complete a thorough literature review and learn how to cite sources.
  • Critically analyze the scientific literature.
  • Compose concise, thoughtful sentences and paragraphs appropriate for scientific writing.
  • Conceive, develop, and write a Capstone proposal to be conducted in the spring quarter.
  • Deliver a professional presentation on the design, outcomes, and potential applications of the Capstone proposal and demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Comprehend the nature of collaborative work in global health research, service, or policy in underserved populations.
  • Incorporate an ethical approach to planning global health research and interventions.

GHS 203A (Fall Quarter)

By the end of this quarter, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Write a short scientific proposal
  • Understand team dynamics and as well as your learning and teaching style relative to other team members.
  • Communicate independently and effectively with your advisor and mentor and begin the process of identifying and communicating with experts in your area of interest.
  • Develop a dynamic and succinct elevator speech.
  • Understand the necessary building blocks of a scientific proposal.
  • Conceive, develop and write a letter of intent for the capstone project.
  • Deliver a professional presentation on the design, outcomes and potential applications of a scientific proposal.

GHS 203B (Winter Quarter)

By the end of this quarter, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Write a complete capstone proposal
  • Further enhance understanding of team dynamics and as well as your learning and teaching style relative to other team members.
  • Communicate independently and effectively with your advisor and mentor and identify at least two experts to contact in your field of interest
  • Deliver a dynamic and succinct elevator speech.
  • Successfully complete the written and oral qualifying exams

GHS 203C (Spring Quarter)

By the end of this quarter, students will be able to:

  • Advance understanding of your personal leadership style
  • Communicate independently and effectively with your advisor and mentor to finalize capstone project plan
  • Understand the most important ethical issues related to working with underserved populations
  • Obtain necessary final IRB approvals, both foreign and domestic, for your capstone project

GHS 203D (Summer Quarter)

By the end of this quarter, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Communicate independently and effectively with your advisor and mentor to finalize capstone analysis and outcome
  • Write a comprehensive capstone product
  • Deliver a professional presentation on the design, outcomes and potential applications of your capstone product

Course Co-directors

Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH
Alden Blair, MSc, PhD (c)
Elizabeth Fair, PhD, MPH

Course credit

Fall 2 units, Winter 2 units, Spring 2 units, Summer 2 units