Πέμπτη, 07 Μαρτίου 2019 10:41

Global Health - International summer program

Located in Israel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and its Health Faculty are involved in the development of Israel’s south periphery. They are engaged in researching the impact of geopolitics on pollution, access to health care services, and wellbeing. This enables us to expose participants to the Negev’s population, composed of small developing towns, dwellers, farmers, Kibbutz members, Bedouin villagers and city residents epitomizes Israeli unique social texture making the Negev and the University an exciting place to live and study global health.

Global health emerges as an interdisciplinary field 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 as 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. In our program we focus on issues of Health, Globalization, Development Migration, Refugees, Obesity, Diabetes, Human Rights, etc.

 

Program Structure

The program consists of the following components:
  • Health in the Age of Globalization (4 credits)
  • Israeli Public Health Innovation for the world (2 credits)
  • One Week on-site Practicum
  • Professional field trips, exercises and small groups mentoring
  • Touristic tours

 

More information you can find here.