Courses and Credits

Summer program: Enroll in 3 courses for 10-14 quarter credits or 3-9 semester credits.

Fall program: Enroll in 4 courses for 15-20 quarter credits or 6-12 semester credits.

Summer

Tropical Disease: Ghana

Read more about Tropical Disease: Ghana Ghana experiences many of the same infectious diseases found elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa and other tropical regions of the world. These include well-known diseases such as malaria, as well as the so-called ‘neglected tropical diseases’ that are marked by high morbidity but low mortality. This course focuses on infectious and parasitic diseases present in…
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Ghana Health and Society

Read more about Ghana Health and Society This course is intended to enhance students’ understanding of health issues within the context of the developing world, with Ghana as a focus. Consequently, the nexus between the health status of the people and their socio-political habitus will be discussed. In this regard, students will be introduced to a wide range of macro issues such as the impact of…
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Ghana Service Learning Experience

Read more about Ghana Service Learning Experience Students will be placed in internship/service learning assignments at various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), healthcare providers, research institutes, and other local agencies, referred to as ‘attachments’ in Ghana, that are designed to complement the global health and development emphasis of the program, as well as to meet the…
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Fall Semester

Ghana Health and Society

Read more about Ghana Health and Society This course is intended to enhance students’ understanding of health issues within the context of the developing world, with Ghana as a focus. Consequently, the nexus between the health status of the people and their socio-political habitus will be discussed. In this regard, students will be introduced to a wide range of macro issues such as the impact of…
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Ghana Service Learning Experience

Read more about Ghana Service Learning Experience Students will be placed in internship/service learning assignments at various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), healthcare providers, research institutes, and other local agencies, referred to as ‘attachments’ in Ghana, that are designed to complement the global health and development emphasis of the program, as well as to meet the…
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Community Psychology

Read more about Community Psychology This course introduces you to some of the basic principles of community psychology, community research, types and models of prevention, psychological sense of community, and strategies for community intervention and social change.  Topical issues such as education, sanitation, and health will be discussed.  The basic goal is simply to apply the principles of…
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Introduction to Epidemiology – West Africa

Read more about Introduction to Epidemiology – West Africa Introduction to Epidemiology – West Africa, starts with a definition of epidemiology, introduces the history of modern epidemiology, and provides examples of the uses and applications of epidemiology. Measurement of morbidity and mortality, and a summary of the different types of study designs and their strengths and…
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