Global Field Practice Experiences
A global health field experience at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health is an international experience that allows students to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in global health coursework, global health education, and other learning experiences.
Students apply theory and principles in situations that approximate professional practice in global health and international development.
Benefits of Global Health Field Experiences
Students who study global health through an international experience learn to:
Understand the meaning and importance of global health practice
Understand the purpose of needs assessment and observe how to conduct
a community-based needs assessment in a global health setting
Identify sources of evidence-based strategies for the design of
health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention programs in global
Understand and observe common elements among planning models and be
able to develop a plan for a global health program
Understand major implementation issues, common barriers to
implementation, and strategies for minimizing barriers to implementation
Identify and observe strategies for scaling up and sustaining global
Apply planning and evaluation skills to real-world problem solving
Enhance practice skills of leadership, effective teamwork, and the
mastery of competencies in global health.
Global Public Health Training and Research Opportunities at Drexel Dornsife
Global Public Health Training and Research Opportunities offered through the Dornsife School of Public Health and the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative include the following programs:
For questions about global health opportunities contact Joe Amon, PhD, MSPH, Director of the Office of Global Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in learning more about a global public health career that aligns with one of Drexel Dornsife’s Public Health programs, request more information to speak with a member of our admissions team.
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