Summer 2018 Study Abroad
Global Public Health is excited to offer more opportunities for our graduate students to study abroad to immerse themselves in new cultures and learn about current health crises in global settings.
Learn more by attending an info session on February 15, at 12pm - 726 Broadway - common space. RSVP HERE!
Open to students in EPI and GH
Open to students in CHSP, EPI, GH, PHN, PHPM, and SBS
Open to students in CHSP, EPI, GH, PHPM, and SBS
Open to students in CHSP, EPI, GH, and SBS
|Applications due||Thursday, February 22|
|Notifications by||Thursday, March 1|
|Deposit due||Thursday, March 8|
|Applications due||Thursday, March 1|
|Notifications by||Thursday, March 8|
|Deposit due||Thursday, March 15|
Deposit is $500 and non-refundable.
Students should NOT purchase their flights until instructed to do so. All courses must meet the minimum number of enrollment for the program to take place.
- Site visits to the United Kingdom Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to discuss local and global drug regulations
- Site visit to Pfizer United Kingdom to discuss drug development
- Guest lecturers from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health
This course will discuss these nutrition-related chronic diseases in country. Students will learn the epidemiology of these diseases in the context of the country. In an experiential learning setting, students will observe and discuss the major determinants of these diseases, including the food landscape, health policy, population dietary patterns and the healthcare system. This will be achieved through a combination of lectures, guest speakers seminars and field trips to various sites including local clinics, communities and markets. Students will learn about the epidemiological and nutrition transition in Costa Rica.
Topics of the course will include:
- Burden of disease – now and then
- Demographic transition (La Carpio, informal settlement)
- Determinants of the Epidemiological transition
- Culture and health (indigenous territory)
- Early life and chronic diseases (Cen CINAI)
- Education System (FAO, School Visit)
- Health Systems (EBAIS)
- Food Systems (African Palm – Corredores)
- Policies and strategies for transitioning countries
Our human footprint is destroying our world, stressing the health of both the human body and the planet to unprecedented levels. As an emerging field of global public health, planetary health defines the intersection and interdependence of human health and climate change, with a focus on social and cultural determinants of health. Set in both urban and rural Costa Rica, this hybrid course (online theory + on-site practicum) examines the effects of climate change on both migrant health and environmental health, with a unique focus on health system management.
Guest speakers and site visits:
- Organization for Tropical Studies
- Ngabe Community
- Fundacion Neotropica
- INCAE Business School
- Osa Conservation (biological field station)
This course provides exposure to this increasingly relevant public health challenge from a global perspective, with a particular focus on the epidemiology, risk factors and consequences, individual- and population-level approaches to treatment and prevention, and delivery of care for mental health problems in different settings worldwide. This course will challenge students to think critically about the existing literature in this area and about the role of culture, context and stigma in shaping public health responses to mental disorders.
Meet with clinicians at Pantang Psychiatric Hospital to learn about biomedical treatment availability for mental illness in Ghana
Visit to herbal medicine clinic and spiritual healer to learn about alternative mental health treatment
Trip to Tamale (1-hour flight):
Meet with Director Peter Yaro at the main offices of Basic Needs Ghana, a mental health advocacy organization dedicated to increasing access to community-based mental health care
Visit at Shekhinah Clinic, which provides medical care and a food program for individuals with mental illness.
Program day-to-day schedules and syllabus content are subject to change and will be distributed in advance of departure. Summer courses may require online modules or advanced readings to be completed prior to travel.
Students should make sure they are up to date with their immunizations and contract NYU Travel Medicine to see if any vaccinations are required before travel.
If you need a housing or academic accommodation, please contact the Moses Center as soon as you are admitted.