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Health and Safety Preparation for Global Health Assignments

Course Status

1st Term
MAS Office
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Getting ready to live or work internationally? This course will help you prepare for unfamiliar settings.
Whether you've traveled before or not, living and working internationally can be challenging. Learn how best to prepare and make the most of your time. Explores health and wellness concerns for travelers. Examines key prevention, safety, and travel medicine principles and services to contextualize risks and maintain wellness. Reviews applicable interventions, appropriate vaccines, and personal protection methods to prepare students to respond to expected and unexpected situations. Assists students with personal preparations for travel through country-specific assignments. Challenges students to examine travel health and safety priorities through case studies and discussions.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Determine resources and services required for international travel and understand when to engage them
  2. Locate and evaluate resources for identifying regionally-specific health concerns
  3. Practice safe travel protocols including travel registration
  4. Examine ethical dilemmas in global health placements
  5. Create a travel plan using knowledge of risks, preventive measures, and interventions as applied to a specific country
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 10% Pathfinders
  • 20% Mid-course reflection
  • 30% Quizzes
  • 40% Final Reflection
Enrollment Restriction
Restricted to students in MAS in Global Health Planning and Management and students in MAS in Community-based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health