MD ID 6170 (2024/2025)

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MD ID 6170 - Global Health Innovation
The gap between the health and well-being of underserved populations, both within and between country borders, continues to widen, and the need for strong leadership in healthcare innovation to address this gap has never been greater. This course utilizes an interdisciplinary perspective to examine the major global health problems facing the international community today. Together, we will analyze challenges in healthcare delivery using an innovation-focused lens. An understanding of complex multidisciplinary interaction of various approaches influencing health outcomes will be key in developing successful strategies for improving healthcare outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

This course introduces students to key healthcare concepts and topics, including an overview of global health, innovation in low-resource environments, infectious disease, pediatric/cancer/reconstructive/trauma surgical care in low-resource settings, maternal and neonatal health, entrepreneurial colonialism, and the use of culturally competent needs assessments as tools for developing high-impact innovative solutions. Multidisciplinary guest presenters and content experts from across the University campus and from partner institutions locally and internationally will provide opportunities for students to engage with expert advisors.

Attendance and participation are critical. It is also very important that students read ahead and be completely familiar with all case studies covered in the course. The participation grade will be heavily weighted to participation in case study discussions.
Medicine, Interdepartmental
Credit Range
3 - 3
Academic Year
Permission Required
School Years
Course Classifications
Possible Grade(s)
Fail (F)Pass (P)
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Course may be added to schedule 30 days before it starts.
Drop Policy
Course may be dropped from schedule 30 days before it starts.
No syllabus.

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