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AMSA Global Academy

Back by popular demand!

Global Academy returns to AMSA Academy with even more exciting modules, speakers and innovative ways to learn about global health! Global Academy in 2015 is split into two different chapters that both consider global health in today’s world in different perspectives.

Recent research has highlighted a significant gap between what the current medical curriculum has to offer and equipping medical graduates with the skills to tackle new emerging health problems across the globe. AMSA Global Academy seeks to fill this void in the curriculum, by providing medical students with an interest in global health the opportunity and platform to further their knowledge in this area, and to engage in the global community. It seeks to inspire and equip medical students to contribute as global citizens working towards effective, appropriate and sustainable health improvements for humanity.

So, what’s new this year? Both chapters this year have incredibly unique new features including Google Hangouts with global health experts, case studies that navigate complex problems, “Coffee n Chat” opportunities where you can meet fellow passionate global health students in your cities, interactive modules and much, much more! Re-define the way you learn, and embrace the wisdom of global health giants – the movers and shakers of the field who have ample experience in the practical realities of global health. A whole new world of knowledge awaits you today.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” bg_type=”” parallax_style=”” bg_image_new=”” layer_image=”” bg_image_repeat=”” bg_image_size=”” bg_cstm_size=”” bg_img_attach=”” parallax_sense=”” bg_image_posiiton=”” animation_direction=”” animation_repeat=”” video_url=”” video_url_2=”” u_video_url=”” video_opts=”” video_poster=”” u_start_time=”” u_stop_time=”” viewport_vdo=”” enable_controls=”” bg_override=”” disable_on_mobile_img_parallax=”” parallax_content=”” parallax_content_sense=”” fadeout_row=”” fadeout_start_effect=”” enable_overlay=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_pattern=”” overlay_pattern_opacity=”” overlay_pattern_size=”” overlay_pattern_attachment=”” multi_color_overlay=”” multi_color_overlay_opacity=”” seperator_enable=”” seperator_type=”” seperator_position=”” seperator_shape_size=”” seperator_svg_height=”” seperator_shape_background=”” seperator_shape_border=”” seperator_shape_border_color=”” seperator_shape_border_width=”” icon_type=”” icon=”” icon_size=”” icon_color=”” icon_style=”” icon_color_bg=”” icon_border_style=”” icon_color_border=”” icon_border_size=”” icon_border_radius=”” icon_border_spacing=”” icon_img=”” img_width=”” ult_hide_row=”” ult_hide_row_large_screen=”” ult_hide_row_desktop=”” ult_hide_row_tablet=”” ult_hide_row_tablet_small=”” ult_hide_row_mobile=”” ult_hide_row_mobile_large=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

 AGA Chapter 1: The Bigger Picture

If you’re looking to enhance your undestanding of core global health concepts such as health inequities, resource allocation, healthcare policy, economics and anthropology, Global Academy: The Bigger Picture is just for you! Join us as we explore these foundational cornerstones to equip you with the core knowledge to understand any global health issue in the world. Nail the core principles and start to apply your knowledge like a true global health expert today!

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Course Syllabus

This chapter will set up the foundational cornerstones that any who is interested in global health should have a solid understanding of. The first module will cover the main themes and set the stage for the rest of the course. Subsequent modules will cover in great detail the social determinants of health, global health policy, healthcare economics as well as healthcare anthropology.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Modules

  1. Introduction to Global Health
  2. Social Determinants of Health
  3. Global Health Policy
  4. Healthcare Economics
  5. Healthcare Anthropology

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Course is currently open for enrolment!

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 AGA Chapter 2: Let’s Focus

Ever wanted an efficient, engaging and thought-provoking way to tackle complex global health issues? Here’s your answer! Global Academy: Let’s Focus zooms in on contemporary challenges and seeks to inform and equip you to think effectively and creatively about public health dilemmas like sustainable development goals, poverty and development, effective altruism and critiquing aid! PLUS for the first time ever, this course breaks down complex issues such as mental health in a global setting, and disaster management & the humanitarian response through extensive case studies! So what are you waiting for? Immerse yourself and sign up for an educational experience like no other!

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Course Syllabus

This chapter explores the specific topical global health dilemmas making headlines around the world today. The first module will explore the key stakeholders in the development sphere, the establishment of sustainable development goals for the post-2015 development agenda, the meaning of effective altruism and a guideline for critiquing aid initiatives. Two case studies will be used to explore mental health in a global setting, as well as disaster management and the humanitarian response.

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Modules

  1. Case Study: Disaster Management & The Humanitarian Response
  2. Key Players in Poverty & Development
  3. Case Study: Mental Health in a Global Setting
  4. Effective Altruism & Critiquing Aid
  5. Sustainable Development Goals

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Course enrolment commences Sunday, 5th July, 5pm AEST.

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