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BECOME A GLOBALLY MINDED RESIDENT

Designed for residents across specialties to help residents acquire meaningful global health skills
they can apply to making a difference locally and abroad.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The McMaster Global Health Innovation Forum “MacGlobal” draws on the expertise and resources of one of the Canada’s leading educational and research institutions to provide a forum for global health scholarship, innovation, and collaboration among medical residents across specialties. We embrace a competency based approach focused on helping residents acquire meaningful global health skills they can apply to making a difference in the lives of people within Canada and around the world. The aim of the McMaster Global Health program is to provide interested post- graduate medical trainees (residents) with knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of global health.

The program objectives are aligned with CANMEDS objectives and the Royal College core competency framework, emphasizing an understanding of global determinants of health, technical skills, advocacy, management and leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration and public health medical expertise. The program is taught by leading McMaster faculty as well as local medical practitioners who have established international global health experience. It provides a crosscutting curriculum in Global Health for residents that will both deepen their understanding of global health issues and provide them tangible skills that can be applied to future global health work.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The program is delivered over 12 months as a series of 14 modules addressing key global health topics. Each module is composed of 2 interactive sessions each 2-3 hours in duration. Participants are required to complete 10 of the 14 modules to be considered to have completed the course. Of the 10 modules required – 4 modules will be core (required) and 6 will be elective (selected) based on residents personal interests. Participants will receive 50-60 hours of global health education with a certificate given to graduates upon completion of the program.

PROGRAM FORMAT

Enrollment


Register to participate and review the list of modules and dates for the year.

Complete Your Core Modules (1 - 4)

The core modules are mandatory and all participants must complete them. They will be interspersed throughout the year and will help you form a foundation of global health knowledge to draw upon.

Complete Your Elective Modules (6)

Select four modules from the many elective topics. These will be tailored to your specific interests and career goals.

Program Completion (10)

You are done! You will have completed ten modules over the course of the academic year and will receive a certificate of completion.

MODULE OVERVIEW

MODULE 1
CORE

MODULE 2
CORE

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

MODULE 6
CORE

Module 7

Module 8

Module 9

MODULE 10
CORE

Module 11

Module 12

Module 13

Module 14

Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

MODULE OVERVIEW:

Over the years, we continue to witness humanitarian emergencies from war and natural disasters in every part of the world. These sessions will allow learners to understand the realities and challenges faced by humanitarian response organizations and healthcare providers in their fieldwork. These talks will discuss case-based scenarios on current realistic humanitarian relief projects that are underway in different parts of the world. It will be an opportunity for learners to examine complex humanitarian emergencies from leaders in the field.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

October 18, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

October 25, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Introduction to Global Health / The Context of Global Health

MODULE OVERVIEW:

This module will provide resident with a basic understanding of the fundamental of Global Health practice. It will focus on the social, economic and political factors that shape the health of populations. The sessions of this module will explore the development of global health as a concept and its intersection with medicine. It will further residents understanding of basic principals of international development and advocacy drawing on both local and international cases. This session will be required by all residents and will set the foundation for the remainder of the modules.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

November 24, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

November 28, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Vulnerable and Marginal Populations

MODULE OVERVIEW:

This module will examine the health disparities experienced by marginalized populations in Canada. The module will focus on understanding the experience of refugees, refugee claimants, immigrants and those of low socioeconomic status. This module will examine the social determinants of health that shape their health. We will explore the risks that predispose newcomers and inner city populations to poor health. During these sessions we will look at a case studies in immigrant, inner city and aboriginal health defining the problems, and looking at solutions from the literature and local experience. This module will increase resident’s awareness of issues that impact vulnerable populations within Canada, and will challenge participants to integrate new innovative approaches to engaging with vulnerable populations both locally and abroad.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

December 6, 2017 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

December 13, 2017 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Communicable Diseases

MODULE OVERVIEW:

Despite the advent of widespread vaccination and sanitation initiatives, infectious diseases continue to pose a worldwide threat. Furthermore, the emergence and spread of infections like Ebola, Zika Virus and Avian flu have highlighted the importance of effective and coordinated global responses. This module will aim to address the risk factors of emergence of infectious diseases, and implications for disease surveillance and control in public health. Topics covered will include: neglected tropical diseases, sexually transmitted infections, parasitic disease and preventative medicine for travellers, including global health workers.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

January 4, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

January 17, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Global Child Maternal Health

MODULE OVERVIEW:

This module will focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. It will explore the service delivery models used to improve the health of women and examine the issues related to global child health from a medical perspective. This module will provide understanding about the determinants of global child health, as well as the challenges experienced in caring for the caring for the pediatric and obstetrical medicine patient. This aim of this module will be to provide participants with the background knowledge necessary to Participate in improving the health of women and children both locally and abroad.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

January 25, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

January 31, 2018 6:30 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Global Health Ethics and Human Rights

MODULE OVERVIEW:

Without the appreciation and implementation of human rights principles guided by ethics and law, global healthcare education is simply incomplete. These talks will evaluate Global Health Ethics, Human Rights and Law from various vantage points. Experts in the field will engage the learners with real-life cases of current crisis situations to analyze ethical principles and complex human rights issues.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

February 1, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

February 15, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

The Governance and Politics of Global health

MODULE OVERVIEW:

This module introduces residents to the global disparities in access to healthcare and health outcomes facing health systems across the globe. It explores how health systems, global actors, and clinicians interact in the global health arena to meet these challenges. It will also examine the roles of power and politics in global health and their influence clinical care locally and internationally. After completion of the module residents will leave with a better understanding of the architecture of global health and issues relating to power, politics, and privilege, that they can apply directly to clinical practice.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

February 21, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

February 28, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Global Mental Health

MODULE OVERVIEW:

In many countries worldwide, there persists a significant stigma with respect to mental illness. Sufferers are often marginalized in their societies. This is attenuated by a large burden of disease, in particular post-traumatic stress disorder, owing to the relative disproportionate effects of devastating natural disasters and war on developing countries. This module will discuss the epidemiology of and risk factors for mental illness, as well as comorbid substance use disorders and treatment delivery in low resource settings. A focus will be placed on educational initiatives aimed at dismantling the stigma of mental health in the context of local cultures.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

March 21, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

March 28, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Surgical Care in Rural/Remote Settings

MODULE OVERVIEW:

Elective surgical care, outside of the context of natural and manmade emergencies, is an often neglected realm of global health provision. This module will aim to identify cost effective surgical interventions and teach innovative tactics to provide surgical care in resource-limited settings. Discussion will include an overview of safe anesthesia administration in the developing world, including but not limited to: difficult airway management, availability of equipment and medications, as well as postoperative analgesia. Perioperative management and medical optimization of surgical patients will be reviewed.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

April 18, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

April 25, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Preparing Yourself for Global Health Fieldwork

MODULE OVERVIEW:

Experience in International health care settings can be both eye opening and enriching. The challenges of working and learning in an international setting are often different than those faced in Canada. Being successful in meeting both ones educational and personal goals in this type of international work requires preparation. This module will focus on arming resident with core competencies that will enable them to be successful in international fieldwork. It will address how to consider projects abroad, personal health, preparation for international fieldwork, cross-cultural communication, travel safety, and an introduction to organizations that engage physicians in international work. The goal of these sessions will be to prepare residents with cultural competency and the tools to engage in meaningful high impact international fieldwork.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

April 4, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

May 2, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Global Health and Primary Care

MODULE OVERVIEW:

This module explores the structure of healthcare systems in various countries and how resources allocation and global policies influence bedside clinical practice. It will unpack how health systems, global actors, and clinicians interact in the global health arena to meet the healthcare challenges facing both low and high-income countries. A focus will be on understanding priority setting and resource allocation in countries with limited health-care resources and how clinicians can approach the challenging decisions posed by resource limitation. After completion of the module residents will leave with a better understanding of the architecture of global health and issues relating to resource allocation that they can apply directly to clinical practice in Canada and abroad.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

May 23, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

May 30, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Teaching in International Settings

MODULE OVERVIEW:

This module will introduce students to the foundational knowledge, skills and understanding required to teach effectively in international clinical settings. A focus will be placed on building skills residents can employ when on clinical electives in low resources settings. An array of topics will be covered including: cultural perspectives in teaching, overcoming cultural barriers to instruction, evidence based teaching models, assessment of teaching styles and feedback skills. Sessions will be interactive and improve residents effectiveness as teachers and learners within a global health context.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

June 21, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

June 28, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Non-communicable Diseases

MODULE OVERVIEW:

Historically, global health aid efforts have preferentially targeted communicable diseases. Owing in part to the success of these initiatives, non-communicable diseases have emerged as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in both developing and developed countries. As well, non-communicable diseases represent a significant financial burden on both a personal and health care wide perspective. This module will address management of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and malignancies in the context of a resource-limited setting and from a population health perspective.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

July 18, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

July 25, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Innovation and Technology in Global Health

MODULE OVERVIEW:

Resources constraints, access limitations and financial budget issues make global healthcare delivery complex and challenging. Amidst rapid technological advancements, the delivery of global health in its multiple facets had to adapt appropriately. These sessions will explore the feasibility of technological innovations in this field. The discussions will include case-studies of unique devices and technologies analyzing their expected successes or surprising failures. The sessions will also highlight successful technological innovations and their potential impact in global healthcare delivery accounting for complex cultural and socio-political challenges.

LOCATIONS

Session 1

August 1, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session 2

August 15, 2018 6:00 – 9:00PM
David Braley Health Sciences Centre,
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

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