After witnessing great success for six years, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is once again inviting applications for the second online edition of its special Global Health International Summer Program.
Global health has emerged as an interdisciplinary field in recent times incorporating both theory and social involvement, including disciplines such as medicine, epidemiology, sociology, economics, political sciences, ethics, and more. It broadens the traditional medical outlook on health, considering environmental and social determinants afflicting one’s health; it reckons health to be impacted by ecological factors and examines how class, race, and gender inequalities affect access to health care services.
The specially designed 1-month long program aims to teach students about various aspects of global health decision making, such as globalization, ethics, migration, and case studies (such as COVID-19, Climate Change, AIDS, and Mental Health) and is led by BGU researchers, Prof. Nadav Davidovitch & Dr Anat Rosenthal from BGU School of Public Health.
The BGU School of Public Health is a leading school within BGUs Faculty of Health Sciences. It is a Member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), a leader of public health policy in Israel, and abroad. They are engaged in researching the impact of geopolitics on pollution, access to health care services, and wellbeing.
Taught completely in English, the course is a comprehensive learning experience that combines dynamic, online classes, live discussions, international group work, and an applied individual assignment. The program is structured in such a way so that students opting for the course acquire an even better understanding of the global healthcare scenario in a relatively short time period
Course dates: July 5th – August 9th, 2021
Application deadline: April 20th, 2021
The university is also offering Need-base and Excellence scholarships for the course.
Students in their third year (or higher) of bachelor’s degree, and students who are pursuing their Master’s or Ph.D. degree, in the fields of Health Sciences or Social Sciences and health professionals with interest in Public Policy and Health Economics. English proficiency required. All applications will be evaluated by an admissions committee.
Application fee – $60 (non-refundable)
Tuition – $440