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dc.contributor.authorDrain, Paul K.
dc.contributor.authorMock, Charles
dc.contributor.authorToole, David
dc.contributor.authorRosenwald, Anne
dc.contributor.authorJehn, Megan
dc.contributor.authorCsordas, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Laura
dc.contributor.authorWaggett, Caryl
dc.contributor.authorObidoa, Chinekwu
dc.contributor.authorWasserheit, Judith N.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-27T15:15:20Z
dc.date.available2017-06-27T15:15:20Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-11
dc.identifier.citationDrain, P.K., et al. (2017). The emergence of undergraduate majors in Global Health: Systematic review of programs and recommendations for future directions. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 96(1): 16-23. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.16-0687en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-9637
dc.identifier.issne1476-1645
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10456/44380
dc.description.abstractGlobal health education has been expanding rapidly and several universities have created an undergraduate major degree (bachelor's degree) in global heath or global health studies. Because there are currently no national guidelines for undergraduate degrees in global health, each of these programs was developed along individual lines. To guide the development of future global health majors, we conducted a systematic review of undergraduate majors in global health. We identified eight programs and invited program directors or representatives to a symposium at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health 2016 conference to review their existing undergraduate major in global health and to discuss lessons learned and recommendations for other colleges and universities seeking to develop undergraduate degrees in global health. We noted significant diversity among the existing programs in terms of required courses, international field experiences, and thesis research projects. In this review, we describe these global health programs, their student characteristics, as well as the key educational competencies, program requirements, and core global health courses. Based on program reviews and discussions, we identify seven recommendations for the development and expansion of an undergraduate major in global health and discuss issues that have arisen in the curricular development of these programs that warrant further exploration. As the field of global health education continues to expand, following these students after graduation will be essential to ensure that the degree programs in global health both meet student needs and launch students on viable career pathways.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0687en_US
dc.rightsThe American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ©2017. Contact publisher for access to this material.en_US
dc.subjectGlobal Healthen_US
dc.subjectUndergraduateen_US
dc.subjectStudenten_US
dc.titleThe Emergence of Undergraduate Majors in Global Health: Systematic Review of Programs and Recommendations for Future Directionsen_US
dc.description.versionPublished articleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGlobal Health Studiesen_US
dc.description.embargoThis version of the article is available for viewing after January 31, 2019.en_US
dc.citation.volume96en_US
dc.citation.issue1en_US
dc.citation.spage16en_US
dc.citation.epage23en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4269/ajtmh.16-0687
dc.contributor.avlauthorWaggett, Caryl


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