VU Students: VIGH Course Offerings for Spring 2013

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health offers a variety of courses for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

January 7 - 14, 2013: Enrollment/change period for undergraduates.
Graduate students should contact their registrar's office for enrollment deadlines.
Log in to YES for additional course details and to sign up for spring 2013. Please note that undergraduate, graduate and professional students in all schools can register for these courses through A&S (MHS course code) or through the School of Medicine (VIGH course code). The IGHM course designation is for medical students.

Foundations of Global Health
IGHM 5240 | PUBH 5550 | MHS 305
January - April, Mondays from 2:10-5pm
3 credit hours: key topics, concepts and methods in global health, examining determinants of complex issues and exploring multidimensional approaches and interventions with a particular emphasis on low resource settings.

Foundational Skills in Global Health
IGHM 5241 | PUBH 5552 | MHS 306
January - April, Fridays from 2:10-5pm
3 credit hours: examining determinants of global health and development from an interdisciplinary vantage point; core research, field tools, assessment and implementation techniques, and evaluation methodologies used commonly in the field of global health.

Leadership and Management in Global Health
PUBH 5540
January - April, Tuesdays from 2:10-5pm
3 credit hours: principles of leadership and management in global health programs and organizations in complex and challenging environments, exploring diverse health systems, organizational behavior, health policy, program design, and core management techniques.

Ethics in Global Health
IGHM 5244 | PUBH 5554 | MHS 311
January 16 -February 13, Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30pm
1 credit hour: exploring diverse historical and contemporary international perspectives on the concepts of ethics and health and formulating recommendations for prevention and resolution of ethical conflicts related to global health.

Laboratory Technologies in Low-Resource Settings
IGHM 5256 | VIGH 5256 | MHS 319
January 10 - March 28, Thursdays from 1-3pm
2 credit hours: core laboratory principles, technologies, and applications used in the delivery of care and the performance of clinical research in resource-limited settings; how innovation is improving care and expanding field-based capacity around the globe.

Global Health Politics and Policy
IGHM 5250 | VIGH 5250 | MHS 314
February 2-28, Thursdays from 5:30-8:30pm
1 credit hour: global health problems facing the world's populations today and the efforts taken to improve health at a global level; social and political movements of global health issues and how these forces created and shaped global health policy both in the U.S. and among the G8 nations from 2000-2011.

One Health: The Intersection of Animal, Environmental, and Human Health
IGHM 5254 | VIGH 5254
March 28-April 18, online course
1 credit hour:  One Health is dedicated to improving the lives of all species through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental science. Lectures and case studies will illustrate how human, animal and environmental health are linked and students will design innovative, interdisciplinary interventions for a global health problem.

For more information, contact Marie Martin, M.Ed., Senior Program Manager