Lightning Talk

Development of a Big-Tent Interprofessional Course in Global Health

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 1:05 pm - 2:05 pm EDT

Purpose: The purpose of the session is to optimize course development through a multifaceted interprofessional approach. Authors responded to a call for proposals related to global curricular engagement in higher education, receiving a grant for course development and delivery. The authors designed a course addressing interprofessional global health competencies. Authors defined the term interprofessional broadly, proposing a big tent encompassing many professions that are internal and external to healthcare.

Objectives: Participants will identify Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) interprofessional global health competencies and anticipate outcomes assessments pertinent to their settings.

Themes: The seminar addresses NEXUS summit themes of creating learning environments and assessment of interprofessional education.

Rationale: In 2008, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health was created to define global health as a discipline, standardize curricula, and standardize interprofessional competencies for global health. Team members involved in global health could include social service providers, teachers, lawyers, engineers, architects, accountants, logistics managers, and more. The Introduction to Interprofessional Global Health course will address Global Citizenship competencies as described by Jogerst et al. (2015). Course topics and facilitators will address issues affecting health at a global level, including human rights, environment, culture, collaboration, and professional growth. The course provides learners with the foundation to engage as global citizens to positively impact the health of all people and communities. Each course module will have an Interprofessional Global Health Competencies (IGHC) Domain, a key question, related learning objectives, strategies, and outcomes (Jogerst, 2015). Authors propose a Kirkpatrick-based hierarchy of educational outcomes assessment. Authors plan translation of knowledge-to-practice through dissemination to a variety of stakeholders.

Funding: University of Nebraska WBS: 37-0401-2003-008